I’m in the process of covering the flying surfaces and painting the fuse. To see how I create checkerboards like these, see the images on Flickr. I use post-it note cutouts to test the size and shape, then I cut a plywood template before stapling pieces of covering film in layers on the workbench and cutting them out using the template as a guide.
The fuselage is spray painted using a spray can from the local hardware store. Not great but it taught me a lot about how NOT to paint fuselages. I’m hoping clear varnish and trimlines will cover up the worst mistakes. pictures will follow. (And yes, the paint/covering scheme is exactly the same as on my Calypso.)