Not sure why you'd even want to get one person into one of those. My first car was a Chrysler Valiant, and I used to take particular delight into showing them the way around corners. Never did find one which could keep up, which made me wonder what was the point of them.
But back to an actual Spitfire, I've now more or less completed the cockpit sides. I started by painting some details onto the lower side pieces before I glued them into the fuselage halves. I also added some wiring to the left side. Here's the bare right side.
And this is the left side. The radio unit is enhanced with some more photo etch.
Next step was to start adding wiring before cluttering it any further with kit parts. Then I added trim wheels, which were "scratched up" with dry brushed silver, together with the throttle quadrant, which benefitted from some Eduard photo etch. Here's the result.
The right side was built in a similar fashion, with some photo etch in the form of IFF selector, undercarriage quadrant, seat belt tension release and the lever on the emergency undercarriage release. I've also added hydraulic lines to the undercarriage quadrant, and this is only set in place for the purposes of this photo. I have to manoeuvre it into place around the instrument panel frame when I install the pilots control/seat assembly.
I'm presently working on the panel night lights for each side of the fuselage, which I've made with the photo etch bits in the Eduard kit, to which I've added some brass tube for the lights themselves to remove the flatness of the standard Eduard bits, together with the associated wires. I'm not 100% sure if I can add these, but I'll try if I can get my fumble fingers to work. I've also got it in mind to add the pilot's air hose which I've made from old guitar string, and I hope to add this again when I install the pilot's seat and control assembly.
Unfortunately, the pilot's seat I ordered still hasn't arrived, so I can't complete this section of the build until it does. Once it does arrive, I can complete the control panel/seat assembly and button up the fuselage. Since this plane was the personal plane of a high ranking officer, it would have been kept in pristine condition, so I won't be adding any major weathering in the cockpit. In the mean time, I'll press on with other bits of the kit.
Cheers, and a happy new year to all here.