Thanks, sp4009. I may just mask them; that way I can say they were all painted. I'll feel just like I am in the Espee paint shop! Well, almost like that. Besides, always good to try something new. The decal idea is a good one, too. I used the Tamiya masking tape; it is really good stuff! I know I can do a much better job of masking by making more cuts and using smaller pieces of tape. I also learned that the fewer external detail pieces on the nose, the better for masking. Now for the feathers and then the grabs.