I usually follow specific order in making my kits. First I clean, sand, prime all the parts and only after final fit test, I start painting. This kit is different. I have too many other projects going on, so poor Misato is just sitting in the corner (or parts of her), so when I get a free minute, I work on her. I am not fully done with cleaning and sanding all of her parts yet (her hair is total mess), but I already started to paint her.
Her dress is all done and now I got a chance to work on some of her skin (her hands are not put together yet). Her face is done and I painted her big, beautiful legs.
Maybe I will finish her up before Christmas.