I had a chance to work on Honu II again this weekend. I finished his flipper and fused all of the pieces down. I'm pretty happy with the arrangement.
I'll start the painting tonight. As I've been working on him, I've mentally noted where I'll need to add highlights and shading. Hopefully it won't take more than 1-2 nights to get the painting done, then I can do the threading, which will take a lot longer.