Everything has been painted, just need it to dry for a few days and then the real painting begins. I have a much easier time weathering rebel vehicles than I do empire and especially darker grey ships, so here we go.
I have the same issue. The rebel ships are a lot easier for me because they're so beat up. It gives you a lot of leeway unless you're going for studio replica perfection. Even accidents like a rogue glue smear can usually be made to work because you can just pass it off as more battle damage. The imperial ships need a very light and even hand on weathering because they're normally so pristine. A battle damaged TIE is a dead TIE.