Wow, thanks all!
To address the couple of critiques...
The spinner cap seam was left there intentionally, based on the very visible seam in this pic:
I think the lighting may be accentuating it more in some shots than others. Of course, installing that spinner cap was also a comedy of errors that involved the toothpick I was applying CA with sticking to the prop assembly and pulling out one of the blades. Ugh.
The flaps may well be out of alignment in the pictures. I found when I was installing the that the fit snug and held their angles without adhesive, so I didn't bother gluing them down. Could be that one of them dropped a tiny bit while I was handling the model for the shoot.
There are plenty of other mess-ups, too. Most notable is probably that I didn't bring the red nose all the way back to the manifolds. This led to the checkerboard decals being off. Also had a nasty case of dusting (first model sprayed with Tamiya paints, which spray like a dream unless you put some distance between the kit and the airbrush...) on the underside, and a few cases of weathering gone wild that a quick shot of thinned base color managed to blend back in.
The one negative thing I can say about this model is that painting that canopy was a major pain! The outside was a breeze thanks to a canopy mask (where were those back when I used to build?!?). The nightmare came with the realization that I'd also have to paint the INSIDE of the canopy because of the way it opens up. Masking the inside with no raise framing to use as a guide? Let's just say I'm happy the next three planes in my stash all have sliding glass...
On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2
On Deck: 1/350 HMS Dreadnought
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