My advice is to build the centre and rear armatures. Leave the bow until you have all the parts. You need to have the centre section assembled first, before attaching the bow and the forward fuel tank printed part is designed to slide over the central armature. If you attach your bow armature, you will not be able to fit the tanks. Leave this off, but construct it, so it can be secured with screws.Don't want to get into trouble for ressurecting an old thread but this is a ship I've been struggling to find ways to scratch build for years and I've only just found all of this, which is the answer to my prayers.
I'm looking at beginning to get parts slowly from the beginning of next year but am in a position to crack on with the armature. My plan is to get that all completed first and suss out the lighting so I can get parts as I can afford them
My question is - does anyone still have Marc's plans for the bow armature? I've got the PDFs for the central column and stern, and can't afford at the moment to get all the bow components to measure and build one