1. Testors Ultrafine Primer is great for getting glass-smooth basecoats, but it isn't grabby enough for acrylics- see especially the edge of the base. Save it for enamels.Anyway. The evidence of my incompetence-
2. Thin that last highlight color more than you think you need to, then thin it some more. The final turquoise highlight is what ruined the model, in my opinion.
3. I need more light. I work with 2 incandescent lamps in an otherwise fairly dim room. I need some sort of fluorescent fill.
And, the obligatory family photo to date-