Now, paint everything, including arms & shoulder pads taking care not to paint areas to be glued, especially on control panel. Add Black Templar icon on left shoulder. Given, painting all that with any detail was a PITA, but it looks pretty good and will look better when finished. It really wasn't hard at all.
Last thing to do, slide the cockpit cover over and glue it down.....wait, it won't go on....WTH, I checked it several times....oh wait...THERE ARE TWO FRICKING FLANGES BLOCKED BY THE CONTROL PANEL! Where is my knife....okay problem solved.
Notice, something easy to do up to that point is designed as a major PITA. If you assemble it in order (control panel after everything else), then you cannot detail it well. If you detail everything else in assembly order, then you are stuck trying to glue in the torso, arms and/or control panel either in pieces or as a unit (which you hopefully have lined up just right) all in the now enclosed cockpit area.
Solution? Cut those two little bits off the cover and be done with it. Although next time, I'm going to try the trick with super hot water and fabric dye to "sunscreen" the cockpit, that way I'll get some more Marine bitz to use later.