Some additional pictures
After cutting the fuselage.
The SMA DC-9-32 fuselage had to be shortened by 11,4mm/0,448" - that are ~4,55m/14,9ft according to scale.
After re-joining, sanding and cleaning...
@CB and others interested:
Decals. I don't use Mr. Metal Primer.
As you can see in the last picture, no decal outlines are vissible.
I treat the decal sheet with steel whool (000) before printing (not neccessary, but my printer gives more crisp results on a "sanded" surface - LASER-sheets ONLY!!), after printing the sheet is sealed with a very very thin layer of Liquid Decal.
Prior to decal application, the model gets a thin layer of Tamiya clear (not neccessary if the surface is plain enough - that's just done to prevent "decal-silvering").
After applying the decals - MicroSol is recommended - and giving them some time to dry, another thin layer of Tamiya clear is sprayed on.
Edit: The blue turns out too bright in these pictures, it's darker when you look at the model in person.
@Aeronautic: Is this DC-7C in your avatar the old "Reidar Viking"? That would be a fine model in 1/400 scale.