The parts for the upper build didn't make it here this weekend, but allegedly should be here today. All I got done with it yesterday was to hit the barrel and upper receiver with Brownell's Alumahyde II coating; the parkerized barrel got a parkerized grey coating, and the receiver got a dark earth coating. I coated the barrel so that it wouldn't rust under the handguards.
I'm going to be super pissed if the parts don't get here today. I paid for 2nd day shipping to get it here Saturday, but I guess that was a waste.