So paint is on:
Lifecolor Foliage Green with some Neutral Grey to give it a bit more faded appearance
and Sky Blue Azure for the undersides, again with a tiouch of grey to reduce the brightness. Could have used some more grey in the blue.
Decals are also started, and here you can see I have been experimenting with chipping fluid to add the worn look to some panels.
It's a little overdone than I wanted but I may go back and fix that once everything else is completed.
Overall the decals are excellent. They require only a brief dip in water to wet the paper and in about 15-20 seconds they are ready to slide off. They settled into the panel lines quite nicely, with a little help from some decal solvent just to make sure. Some care should be taken, I did manage to break a small piece off the very edge of one of the roundels.
The white is sufficiently opaque on all except the right side fin flash which has a little bit of translucency to it.
Just have all the stencils left to add now.