As usual, I paint with enamels laced with lacquer and heavily dullcoat between layers. Stowage is added mostly prior to painting. Straps are added first for hanging stowage. Afterward, I wash with oils and turpenoid.
Since the track links were individual, it allowed me to plan the sag in the appropriate areas.
Here you can see the stowage rack made from evergreen shapes. I did this in place of the secondary stowage box which is not included with this kit.
Vince B 8-31-13