Well, here it is up on its wheels. Sierra Giant Scale retracts, OS Max 120AX, Skyshark D9 spinner, DuBro tailwheel. The retracts are not yet plumbed. All servos, except for retract, and control surfaces are in and hooked up. Battery mounted on the front of the firewall. Haven't yet installed the onboard glow system, which will also be mounted on the firewall, and need to cut a hatch for all the "stuff". I can say, though, that this thing is going to be H E A V Y! Haven't yet put it on the scales, but it's a load to pick up and doesn't come close to balancing at this point.
So far as finish is concerened, I'm going to do the cowl w/ the JG1 black and white stripes, and Dennis Kirby is making up Heinz Bar's 200 victory/Knight's Cross rudder markings and the vertical fin swastikas for me. It won't replicate any specific aircraft, but this is just sport scale for me. Have made the cockpit armor plate and will find a pilot to go in there.
It's been a good bit of work, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Merry Christmas, everybody!