Thanks for the thoughts on the Wasp build. Most of the time, I do pre-paint the brass, especially the railings. In this case, I didn't, but they are easy to paint in place. I tend to build subassemblies - I really don't like masking as I find it incredibly tedious. I am afraid most of the hangar deck will disappear. I'm going to park a few planes/helos in there.
The islands you spotted are the original from the kit that I sent to you, and the one I am using is the Starfighter piece with some mods. I drilled out the stack and painted it flat black inside before mounting the GMM stack grate on top. The glazing is painted silver with Tamiya clear green over the silver. I'll install some leftover larger scale brass ladder material to raise the frame details out a little more, and tone down the green with a wash or two. I'll send some pics as work progresses on the island....
The tractor is a Verlinden 1/48 scale US Navy EPU tractor. I'll send you a good shot of it. It's in the shop for a steering column repair.