Dad and I primed and assembled the landing gear towers, and we tried a little experiment with Rust-Oleum textured paint for a two-tone look. (See below for the outcome.)
Yes, those are microscopic spray paint particulates in the air, made visible by the camera flash – hence the organic vapor respirators.
Alas, while the two-tone Rustoleum paint scheme looked kinda cool, the dark textured gray on the towers did not hold up well to any further construction, and began flaking off almost immediately. Later, after the fuselage was mostly complete, we repainted the interior with Rust-Oleum’s “Dark Machine Gray,” (like the cabin floor in these pictures) which held up much better.