|Unboxing the Starcaster. Flame figure is evident!|
|Dry fit of the neck is tight and the body looks good.|
|Gorgeous flame figure just begging to be dyed.|
|Gap at the base of the neck. The neck pocket might need a little sanding.|
|Patching in the side sheeting.|
|Some not so awesome stuff on the side, but I'll cope.|
These don't worry me too much. To cover them over I plan to do a dark burst fading to black on the top and back so that the sides can be stained black. If these problem areas don't take the black stain then I'm not above hitting the sides with some black spray acrylic. Whatever it takes!
All in all I'm pretty darn excited about this build. I think I'll be ordering another GFS xTrem and Wilkinson roller bridge for this, as well as GFS pickups of some description. Since I love them so much in my 175 build, I'm thinking of using Nashville Retrotron pickups, but given the bad Aussie dollar I might fallback to Entwistle or Tonerider pickups from Pitbull. Decisions to come!