I got the cockpit coaming on the F-4. I have been amazed at how well a set for the Hasegawa kit fits on the Monogram F-4. Usually I have to cut fit repeat but this one went on very well.
I checked the fit of the canopies against the installed cockpit and things are looking pretty good there too.
The only issue you can see tonight is the paint applied to the coaming had the nerve to start coming off; that after I painted it dark gull gray, then checked my reference and repainted it engine black. I took a bit of thinner and a paper towel and carefully took much of the paint off. I will paint it as again as I finish the fuselage.
Next steps are to do some work on the fuselage seams. Other then a mismatch and gap on the built in tailhook, even the fuselage went together without any really big issues that need addressing. And since I rescribed this thing it should be easier to restore the panel lines after sanding the seams.
Till then, keep the glue off your shoe.