The Alcad really settles in with little prompting as it's so thin. BUT - it is very destructive. It's very caustic so you can't spill it anywhere and don't mix too much as it's eating your spray bottle while you're using it!!!!
Get out the old t-shirt and you can buff it to a proverbial "show room finish." But then, you can't touch the model again without wearing gloves.
The standard "ASW" livery for B-24's and B-17's was the white over OD. And that's what "Routine" had in Bermuda. But James wasn't a member of the crew then, only a mechanic. Once they got orders to Saipan, ALL PAINT came off the plane. An officer from the bomb group flew to Bermuda to brief them and told them that "Saipan had a cross-wind that would sand the paint off anyway."
So they did it "properly" and removed it before the flight. Also interesting is that they had the belly turrets removed and an extendable radar in their place. But once sent to the PTO, the turret was replaced as it was felt (quite rightly) that Zero's would be a bigger threat than surfaced IJN pig boats. Interestingly, even the Privateer keep the belly turret as it was going to have a role similar to a P-3 and the extra guns would be needed.
I have a junk B-24 kit carcass that I'm going to do as a Privateer. Early Korean War, seventh fleet out of Yokoska. It'll be all-over gloss sea blue.