I spent most of this week detailing just the starboard side of the fuselage. Adding all the details takes a lot of tedious work. I also removed the upper bubble window on the fuselage. The R4D-5 did not have one. Next I will be detailing the port side and then I should be able to assemble the fuselage. From what others have said this kit has fit issues with the two halves. Guess we will see how much fun it will be.
Check out all the photos and details from the start in my build log at 1/48 R4D-5 Tropical Tilly