Thanks my friends @lgardner and @tcinla!
Louis, it would be great to find more details about Mr Gridley’s wartime diaries. Then, it might be possible to finish one of your A-20s as one belonging to his Squadron!
Tom, before tackling this kit, I thought it was a lesser kit. Well, it isn’t; fit is not bad, cockpit is also definitely acceptable OOB, gunner’s compartment not that busy, but, I believe there are a many enhancement AMs if you wish to beef it (and the cockpit) up. The wheels do have a heavy pattern: I sanded them down with 220 grit, with the pattern barely visible and looked good, they are nicely weighted, too. Of course, you may replace them, should you wish. LG is nicely appointed with brake lines, wells detailing is OK, the mains lack front and rear walls though……etc.
Moaning about the first (Mexico) plastic quality is exaggerated; and, anyway, the latest Italeri releases with Italeri plastic, thorough instructions and excellent Zanchetti decals, might I say that they are a solid representation if this beautiful, unsung hero of a plane.