I've started my Empire paintup so I decided I'd post my progress here as I progress along. I've just started and it's already been an arduous, meticulous process but I have many resources at my disposal thanks to all the great members here. I'd like to give a shout out to AFFO$, Terminal Fettler, deadland, and Rich D. (formerly Count Dookie) for their amazing contributions in the way of paint lists, tutorials, WIP threads, and templates. You guys are making this a reality for me so thank you.
Onto the picures! Right now I've just about completed the first earcap. Just needs a touch of steel wool and a dusting of dulcote to call it done. The decal will be vinyl from Lucksy31 and is still in transit. Thanks for looking and any criticism is encouraged.