Another update. Maybe it's a small progress, but in fact it took me a while. First I applied clear glossy coat, which resulted in rough texture. After sanding and several coats of clear I was finally ready for decals.
I hoped it will go smooth and quickly. Apparently I was wrong.
decals showed as one of the worst decals I ever dealt with. One cracked
to pieces, all others did not wanted to stick. They even refused to
work with Microscale Set & Sol...
Pure horror! I ended up placing them with clear coat. After that I applied final gloss coat to seal everything.
M4 Early got markings of C Company, 756th Tank Battalion, 5th Army, Italy, February 1944.