I have made a half dozen slimlines. I figured I would try something different. Two Manhattan kits. The first one is zebrawood and the second is cocobolo.
I finished both with CA glue. My first try at that finish also.
Nice looking pair of pens Dean! Cocobolo is always a winner in my book. I think you did quite well with the CA for your first attempt, you will improve with time, just keep tinkering. Great start though!