After a year of shelving it I finally finished the Sazabi ver. Ka but ran into an unexpected situation, the candy coat deteriorated. Basically certain pieces had their red coat fade away only showing the silver underneath and on top of that all of the decals faded from white to pink (I assume because of the candy).
In order to deal with this I re-coated the worst pieces, bought new decals and reapplied the most prominent ones.
One nice aspect of all this is that the decals take less attention away from the metallic candy coat than they would have previously.