This is so excellent, Daniel - even your decal/clearcoat "trouble", which IMHO helped create one of the best-weathered flight decks I've ever seen! That, plus of course your painting job - everywhere not only top-flight, but also exploiting surface imperfections (particularly on the resin parts) to create excellent weathering on those, too.
Your detailing of the aircraft is among the highest I've ever seen - and inspires me to mold yet more of such features into Matty's Models' parts.
And then there is your photography - the lighting, and the composition - along with the very high quality of your camera, really let your pics "have it all": beautifully lit/exposed, with exquisite detail, while at the same time covering the entire model (the raw originals actually being more pixels than my web-storage can hold).
Not only your photographic composition, but your backdrop arrangement - a minimalist allusion to a ship's wake, in just two squares of blue- and blue-green paper - I find to be astoundingly effective: beyond craftsmanship - this is true art.
So, obviously I am very grateful for these submissions to ModelFleet, Daniel - indeed, I am "just chuffed" (as some of you Europeans might say) to use one of these for the latest header-image over the board. And of course I am looking forward to your final/fully-completed pics of this excellent angled-deck Yorktown-II build, from this classic kit.
Oh and BTW: Welcome to ModelFleet, buddy!