If I was a cheater this one could pass off as finished but it is still missing it's exhaust pipes. I'll add them tonight and follow up with some weathering!
Part of it looks good, part of it doesn't... In my eyes, the major giveaways are where the struts attaches to the lower wing, it doesn't really meet and it looks toy like. Apart from that, it didn't look like this in real life either, each strut meets the wing separately but I glued them together in order to be able to handle it as a subassembly.
Things that can't be seen in the pics are the asymmetric fuselage halves, the lopsided engine cover, the blast tubes that don't match up with the cowling and so on...
Remember, the main selling point for this kit was "accuracy", do you remember those times? It is more "accurate" than the Revell kit...
So, enough of whining, I have to admit that I've grown quite fond of it, like when you suddenly realise that you like that troublesome work mate of your's a bit anyway
And a final confession: I have bought the Italeri kit just to see what it is like. It's not here yet but I think it will arrive during next week.