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I would like to get the thoughts of my modeling friends. I just spent about twenty hours super-detailing the cockpit of my 1/32 scale Reggiane Re 2005. When I dropped it into position you can hardly see any of the details. Once the canopy is in place you will be able to see even less. What is your opinion about spending so much time on things like this? I feel like I wasted a lot of time.
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Definitely not wasted effort. Firstly you build-up experience as well as improving your model building skills each time you do one. I would leave the canopy in the open position or don't glue the canopy in place - so that it can be removed and viewed. Post some photos if you can.
Kits including interior detailing parts I'll paint & glue in, number of models I'd fabricated parts for including seat straps, painted/cut/glued-in Magic Mending Tape works OK, pleasing results mostly. I've even made a few models with interior detail that can't be seen at all though gave up on that as when was doing so had dozens of kits left to build, didn't want to take up time getting to them, old age & ability to continue build also playing a part here. I build only 1/72 scale models so there aren't many "screaming" for interior detailing, anybody building larger scale models certainly should add interior detail whenever possible.