Goals and objectives
for this cockpit
Normally my goal would be to go after this cockpit with a full head of steam until finished. Detailing cockpits is my favorite part of the entire build, so I'd really like to be able to nail this one.
However, keeping the bigger picture in mind, I have a few considerations that are driving my goals and objectives for this cockpit in a slightly different direction...
First off, the design of the kit utilizes very thick styrofoam walls, which reduces the availiable space inside the fuselage dramatically. This means I can't go full depth, nor can I really go full scale width.
Next, weight is a huge issue. My priority is keeping weight down, so I don't want to add too much cockpit weight, and, any weight I add will have to be added again up in the cowl in order to balance. An ounce in the cockpit means another ounce in the nose.
Lastly, the whole goal of this plane was to have a good looking, relatively authentic FW190, but never to compete. Rather, the objective was to build a good flying "sport" plane and throw in just enough detail to make it stand out on the flight line.