Was able to find time to work on the monster a little more, and finding out this will be a build and painting of sub assemblies. But not a problem, just planning.
I have completed the engine, painted, and mounted on frame, all with good fit. I used Vallejo Metal Steel on the engine over a black primer, and am not totally sold on the Metal line yet, but I will try it again.
I moved on to the front fender, and it builds up very nice. Trumpeter was very nice including a template part for molding the photo-etched headlight guard. It really adds to the look.