I finally came to the realization I needed to go through the pile of kits I have and that many of the kits I had squirreled away over the years were VERY old and the technology used to create them were also VERY outdated.
The F-82e i just finished is no exception. I started it years ago, started and stopped several times when I got frustrated, fed up or otherwise uninspired. In an effort to clear the backlog so to speak, I forced myself to finish this one finally. I took it as far as I could (stand), with lots of filler, masking and taping and painting and gritting my teeth to finish.
Others have said this thing is handful, and I TOTALLY agree. Thank God its done finally!