(Janice Rand) Captain, look at my legs! (/Janice Rand)
No, this isn't a disease here. This is Bondo Spot Putty. Smoother than wood putty, harder than spackle. Used straight from the tube and sets up in about half an hour. Sands well. It could be a little stronger, but it really does fill those smaller dings and gaps. I expect it will work even better once I start using my new Rustoleum Filler Primer instead of cheap spray-paint.
In comparison, Tamiya Putty has an oddly rubbery quality. It is a good match for the texture of plastic model kits, meaning you can sand without cutting deeper into base or patch. But for the materials I'm working with now, it isn't a good match. It also isn't designed to fill larger holes.
So the CBR still has the lid magnets, data plate, screws, other minor details to finish. And the Medkit hasn't even been cast yet.
I borrowed a can of hammered-finish silver to paint my arrow. I had intended to use that as texture and paint an oxidized black over it, but it looked good enough as is and I didn't have time to risk in painting experiments. It was a quick sculpt anyhow (carved aluminium bar-stock with hand grinder and file, built up the shaft socket with Apoxie Sculpt).
Right now I'm in the middle of the ballet, but programming is almost complete on the CBR and I've also done up a new bar knob to be 3d printed:
Getting the knob printed pushes back the delivery date by yet another week, but it does really add to the military radio look in a way no other knob would.