So I cut the "hooks" off the docking rings and the cockpit They now just slide on and friction fit where they are supposed to go. They tend to hold the hulls together along with all the other location pins in the ship. I find that all that holds it together "good enough" for dry-fitting although I have been using the odd bit of tape and clamps, just to give me that third hand you always need.Thanks, yeah, that's what I've been thinking. Did you find that the hull still holds together on the screw posts once you remove the walls? Also, I notice you've got the kit cockpit on there - are you sticking with that one, or are you going to use the resin cockpit? I like the new one, but it seems like it might push the front of the cockpit window too far forward when I compare it against the 32" plans I have.