Thanks for the info, Andy. I think I have some photos of that CG-4A.
Gary, I stuck the window in and painted the inside face as fabric. As you will see below the outside is sanded smooth and puttied with the rest of the top surface. Thanks for the heads up, I can't find many photos af a CG-4 with the window installed. I did find an overhead shot of wrecked CG-4A's at Normandy that did have them. They also had a white T on top of the fuselage that ended in the middle of the window. Here is a link to the photo.
Lots of tiny pieces and precious few locating devices today. Standard early Italeri.
With the fuselage glued together, copious amounts of Tamiya putty was slathered on the top and bottom. As on the Me-321 they never seem to end up with an even join throughout, and also end up concave in some places. The skids were removed to do this, easier to sand.
After sanding. The top window was sanded smooth and puttied with the rest as almost none of the photos show any window there.
Some left over window decals from the Minicraft C-130-30 were used to replicate instrument faces, which surely were straighter than that when I put them on.
The landing gear has no positive locating devices, only a raised oval at the top of the oleo strut. It was a trial but in the end it looks like the photos. There will be some remediation of glue smudges involved, however. The tailplane has struts on the bottom and wires on the top up to the rudder. Holes were drilled for the wires and some Contrail strut stock was used for the struts as Italeri did not capture that detail. The jury struts have only been glued to the wing struts, not the wing, so the position of the struts on the fuselage can be set as the wings are attached and get the proper dihedral. No locating devices here either except for pins that fit in holes at the wing end of the lift struts. Not enough hinge parts in total were supplied so one on each elevator was left off so none would be missing on the wings and vertical fin where they are more visible. There should be four on each elevator. Italeri did provide what looks like flap hinges but there were no flaps on the CG-4A.