I've been picking at a 1/32 scale Matchbox Lysander model for a while now. While I realize that I can't build a scale model that is perfectly to scale(as do most of us who are not professional model makers, although most come close), there are a few discrepancies in the kit which could be addressed with some, but not a lot of, effort.
For one thing, there are the wing spars. I've noticed in photos that both wing spars carry through the canopy, The kit has something that looks like a garden gate, which seems silly, as it would have been simple, easy, and cheaper(in cost of plastic for the kit) to supply little stub spars of the right diameters, than that silly thing.
Second, there is a sort of deck over each cockpit area, kind of a sheet metal fairing, again an easy fix, like the spars.
Third, the tank that sits between the pilot and the kit,observer is not the tiny little blob that is supplied with the kit, but a tank that fills the whole bay between both cockpits. Like the previous two, a very easy fix, almost embarrassing to think about.
So, I have a question about the cockpit, especially the observer's cockpit. Are there any photos available of cockpit details, such as the panels on the sides of the interior. While the owner's manual and the 4+ issue on the Lysander do have some cockpit detail shots, very few of them show more than one interior panel in the pilot's cockpit, there are very few which show more than a minimum of the observer's cockpit.
As I said, I'm not trying to make a perfect scale model(I'll try, though), I just want to address a few of the discrepancies I found in the kit, and in the process have more fun making a model just bit more accurate.