No. Never start a photo thread without in hand photos. If this thread goes too far without actual in hand pics expect it to be closed so that a new one can be started when it arrives. Many people, mods included, find it annoying to have to click past 10-20 pages just to find the first real pics.
I'm not saying that will happen in this thread but as a rule of thumb the first person to take pics gets to start the thread.