After a trip to the field today to fly helicopters, I retreated to the air conditioning and got back to work on the Evolution-W.
First task was making shavings and dust by shaping down the pod. Very fun, and cathartic. I glued in the hatch, I'll lay up a fiberglass hatch over the pod after final shaping.
Next up: Covering!
I chose the 1.5 mil doculam for the horizontal. I may use the 3 mil on the vertical fin, but 1.5 on the rudder.
For color, I shot a light coat of flat black spray paint on the bottom of the stab and elevator. Before you scream "that's heavy" I weighed it before and after and it added less than a tenth of a gram, because my .1g resolution scale said it was the same before and after.
The color on the top is Rustoleum fluorescent color lightly misted on the inside of the doculam. It works fantastic! And I think it looks pretty good, if I do say so myself.