Normally I wouldn't post photos of a model this early in construction, but it's been quite a while since I've had (1)a functioning camera, (2) a dedicated, semi-clean work area suitable for taking pictures, (3) the desire to work on a model and photograph it, and (4) possessed all of the previous 3 at the same time.
Kit is, of course, the Tamiya P-47, I'm using the P-47M boxing, but it will be built as a late D-30. Tamiya's M kit contains all the necessary parts to build pretty much any Bubbletop D variant.
Still a little bit of work to do in the cockpit, some detail painting on the sidewalls, a few more instrument decals and placards, a couple more layers of weathering, but it's shaping up nicely, I think. This will be a testbed for a new NMF technique that I want to use when I build my Tamiya 1/32 P-51D, and I felt I needed to test it out first to make sure I had the hang of it. Will be pretty much OOtB with some seatbelts, most likely Eduard, but possibly HGW.
The floor indicates the pilot uses a lotta right rudder for whatever reason, but the rudder pedals themselves show more wear on the left. Hhmmmmm.....?
It's only a hobby..it's only a hobby..it's -