I had problems from the very start. I used spray can white, The can said it was a primer but it do not cover the red bit, It just made them pink. I want make into a white and blue colors, that is why i want everything to be white and would hand paint the blue. After using all my white and it still looked pink. I pretty much gave up on this model. I painted the colors on the box.
The paneling did not look that good. When I finish this model I gave it my kids to have fun with it. I guess this is one of those teaching moments.