The plane was sealed with Gunze clear acrylic for decalling, and the Academy decals worked file but were a little brittle. The decals were sealed in with more Gunze clear and then a very light dusting of Gunze flat (mainly on the decals) achieved the level of sheen I was after.
Weathering was taken care of with a oil paint wash for the panel lines, a little oil paint streaking from hinge points etc and some Mig (appropriately for this plane) pigment smoke for the exhaust and rocket pods.
All in all I really enjoyed this build and am very pleased with the result...... now where is that Su7????