The red was then painted...

The painter is applying 1/2 inch vinyl tape to create the red lines outlining the big characters.

You can see under the masking tape that the black was painted. The white for the Stars 'n Bars was painted just before this picture.

I'm starting to take the masking tape off at this point. The blue was obviously applied, too.

The final result of the graphics painting. Everything looks dull because the clear hasn't yet been applied. I just clamped the vertical stabilizer on to get an idea of what the finished product might look like. It's pretty exciting to see it this far along.

Things are looking a little more shiny at this point. This was taken right after several coats of clear were sprayed over the entire fuselage exterior.