Jay, youve done it. I also purchased this kit but in the razorback version and intended to do some of what you did to upgrade it. After seeing your quality of work I think I will just move on to a less complicated project with the satisfaction of knowing that what you did is what I would've done in my dreams. It looks amazing, the entire project is so impressive. Thanks for sharing your step-by-step process. I salute your skills of getting even the tiniest details spot on. I look forward to your work on the F4U Corsair as I purchased one of these with the same intentions. Keep up the good work.