After masking the deck I could paint some light gull grey on the upper part of the hull.
I didn’t have the “correct” colour for the airplanes, but I picked one I thought was close.
As can be seen, I’ve painted white for the waterline. Then it was masked and a small area was painted IJN light grey.
Then that area was masked and dark ghost grey was painted. I forgot to take a pic so after that I masked again and painted the bottom black.
Then it all was unmasked.
I just had to try the buildings on.
Then again I hade to mask and paint, as I had forgot to paint all areas green.
I need to do some touching up and also some detail painting before I can start the final assembly. The planes and helicopters also need to be done.