I guess I can finally call it finished now - the paint is on with 165 hours on the airplane! Absolutely worth the wait!
I did all the work myself up to the paint part - I had SkyWest Aviation in Midland TX do that, and it came out awesome! Big kudos to Paul and Elmo over there, they did right. I still need to install the wheelpants, they were still getting some final touchup. Since these pics were taken it's already been down to Victoria twice and Houston once in support of hurricane relief efforts down there, and it's going to Reno next week for the races.