The decals are now on the model and here I used a set from Peddinghaus. They are nice and go down with no problems. I didn't spray a gloss coat beforehand as the paintwork is glossy enough. I will however add a gloss once they are dry to seal them in. A bare minimum of chipping will go on after that before the matt coat.
The turret ready rounds have also now been painted up and here I used for the first time some AK interactive true metal brass. This stuff comes in a tube like oil paints and has a waxy smell and texture. It paints on like any normal paint and once dry, I give it about 40 minutes, it can be polished to a high sheen with a cotton bud or soft cloth. Quick and simple just how I like it!