A really quick, photo-less post to let you know neither I nor the XC is dead. I’ve been occupied with other things, but I did a little work on it today. The khaki paint came out considerably less smooth and glossy than the white and blue and black, and there are lots of decals to go on, so I decided to wet sand the khaki, starting at 1000 grit and working up to 2500. Should help. A couple of places need some touch up, then on to the decals. I’d like to have this model ready for display this Saturday.