Timewise it all went bust, but that's no news when it comes to car building... I think the shell was at the painters for about half a year. Nevertheless, it came back and results are really pleasing. It was, and I said it loud and clear, one of the highlights in vw hobbyists life. There is just something about getting a rough shell back with a smooth shiny finish. Resurrection time!!! A few images below. Hopefully I get to assembly stage soon. Some work still with the pan before the "marriage".