Needless to say, this kit is really casted well. Most likely the best resin kit I have worked on to date. There were a few parts that needed some straightening due to minor warping. But as for surface prep, this kit is super smooth. I really don't have any complaints on this guy.
So far it's been just a bit of rescribing the panel lines and the usual sanding of the surface with the usual sanding steps. But instead of pinning and glueing I opted for using magnets to hold it together. So far the fit is great and the magnets are holding strong. Still a ton more to do.