I feel that this model would just not look right without some kind of tiny stenciling on the hull. To this end I discovered a sheet of red stencil decals that are inteded for Gundam models.
These were place on hatches etc following my reference pictures as well as some artistic licence of what I thought looked good and appropriate.
Many of the tiny stencills were added around the end access hatch doors.
Stencilling was also found on the top cryotube entry hatches. Some of the raised hatch parts were touched in with some Citadel blood red acrylic paint and a fine brush.
These decals are from HiQ Parts, the decals themselves are tiny and were printed by Cartograf and they performed flawlessly - a very impressive quality product, you can actually read the tiny lettering with a magnifying glass.
Finally I needed to add my home made custom decal, I carefully cut the decal to the exact size of the panel onto which it goes using the paper templates used to cut the actual parts as a guide. The decal went on very well and settled quickly. Because the decal is the same size as the raised panel its film edges are invisible.