I've sort of proclaimed that the puttying and sanding work is done. It is far from perfect, but it has reached a point where it is looking good, and I grow more and more disinterested in sanding. So I think that's a happy medium.
I cleaned up the side detail piece, and have hit it with two coats of primer. It's still wet in this shot. It's tough to get primer into all of those little detail pieces.
Here's one side of the main body. It's looking good. The seams around the edges have cleaned up very nicely. The barrel isn't perfect, but you only notice it upon close inspection. Still, it looks pretty slick with the primer on it. As of this writing, only one side is primered.
That's where we stand as of 1:00 on a sunday afternoon. Very nice day here in Sunny Southern California. Feels like high 70's. Clear skies, and a good wind to blow away paint fumes. Very dry too. Great for painting.