Although my wife helped-out yesterday, she really didn't understand what process I was using.
Should have provided a better briefing.
Today, we rotated the fuselage and painted the left and right sides. BIG difference!
My wife is a much better painter than I... Once she understood what the process was, she took over the dry roller part of it. Yesterday, I would apply paint, then go over it once with the dry roller. Once. She took the time to lovingly smooth out the smallest inconsistency.
Now, it's not perfect; there are some places where the paint is a bit thin, but we learned yesterday to just let it be and add a second coat in a few days.
VERY impressed with the Interlux Brightside Marine Polyurethane.