First order of the business was to ensure the canopy was properly blended into the fuselage. After using the acrylic filler a lot of sanding was required on both ends of the canopy sections.

Past that, a light coat of mr surfacer 1500 black was used to check for the surface imperfections, again lots of sanding was involved until the entire airframe was as polished as it could get with sandpaper.

Proper primer coat will be next, hopefully.