I have a lot more free time since my job is getting less busy at the moment and I quit playing Warcraft ;-p
I have a pretty good system going as far as cutting, cleaning and prepping for paint. I basically follow along the manual, cutting parts out in that order and putting them in trays as I go. I play with the parts and get a feel for how they go together. Once all the parts are cut out, I sand and then wash all the parts that are going to be a given color, then paint. While those dry I prep the next color and so on. It mkes for a pretty efficient assembly line style work flow^^
On a sad note, a few of the dry transfers gave me trouble so I had to leave a few off. On the plus side it was on the legs that I thought were a little too busy with all the decals so I may have left them off anyway to tone it down a bit.