Here is where I am with the cockpit. Generally I am really pleased with the kit so far, the fit is good, the surface detail is very fine and the Aires parts also fit really well.
The front and rear IP are not glued in yet, that will only happen after I have attached the nose section to the main fuselage ie much later.
I elected not to wash the instrument panels, only the bottom section of the cockpit. Cockpits may get worn but they don't get dirty.
Look past the ugliness of the cockpit sills. I had to fill and sand off the detail that Aires provides here in order to fill the joint, but that is ok since the detail is entirely wrong, I will end up rebuilding and correcting this.
That's what the front and rear IP look like under some magnification. That white paper on the rear IP covers a mistake I made, I will likely remove this and replace with something better.
I still find that the shape of the nose looks slightly off, the tip underside on the Trumpeter nose looks too blunt. Not sure if I'll correct it though.
The Aires wheel well fits really nicely.