After priming, I put some Mr. Surfacer 500 over the bondo, which was too grainy. I sanded that down and re-primed and then added a few more dabs of touch-up Mr. Surfacer,
Ditto for the thighs I had extended. There were several rounds of putty/sand/prime with each round yielding about half “done” parts and half that needed more putty.
I cheated on this tricky bit of seam by adding some half-round plastic rod so we still get nice detail but the seam is all covered up.
The gun… 🙁 I was in denial about how crooked my extended barrel was . Once it was all painted the same color there was no denying it. So, I sawed it off and shimmed it straight and filed it back to a straight line…
Which explains why it was one of these last few pieces to be finished:
Now the parts are finally ready to paint!!! There won’t be much masking, so hopefully it will go fast.