Thanks for sharing the information. I am going to give a go at the horse's helm, and the information you have provided will be extremely valuable.
My pleasure. Be sure to showcase it once you've got it up and uhm, running.
I would have thought you used a modeler's spray-gun to create such a nice finish - I guess you must be far better than I am with a spray-can (can you say 'horrible runs').
I seriously don't have the resources for a spray gun and a compressor unit. Yes, call me cheap.
To get a smooth finish, I overspray the piece just by a bit. I generally use 2 coats. I won't say I'm good at spray painting, but living in a hot climate does help with the finish.