Here are some detail shots of all the little things that are making this project take forever. First is the spinner: The Special Hobby spinner has a more accurate frot end, but is slightly smaller in diameter than the Kittyhawk version. so, I cut each apart and fared them together.
The nose gear doors will be replaced by photo etch parts from Eduard. Brass tube is faired into the wing to assure a perfect circle and a sturdy mount for the .30 wing guns. The underside images show the various lights that are scratch built from clear sprue. They will later receive Eduard photo etch frames. Note the right wing has both US and RAF identification lights: not sure which I would end up building, I added both. Sadly, I’ll be painting over the three colored lights, as they didn’t appear on RAF Airacobras.
6 attached images. Click to enlarge.