Andy T Alclad is a very good paint you can get very good results with and if you dont want to spray with lacquer based paints there is always Talon paint which is acrylic. Dont give up on the foil Andy, get yourself a P-47 or something like it with a simple airframe for a first go. My first one was a Testers P-47 both simple and cheap too. My P-38 was my 3rd foil build and let me tell ya, it like to have drove me nuts with all the compound curves and such, but in the end it was worth it all.
What ever you decide to do just let me know and I will be happy to get you listed on the front page. If this is your first group build dont be shy about asking questions, there are a lot of very talented people in this group who are more than willing to help out. And I see from your posts you are new here.
to the forum Andy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!