Well here is the first bit of the build just to bring those who have not seen this on cardmodels.net upto speed on what has been done!!
Remember pillows at the ready as mightly bored you will be =)
When I first got the kit I jumped for joy as anyone will tell you I love big models and this is big.
After cutting out the formers and setting a few in place I had this thought that the gaps between each former was just a little big
If you look at the photo that is a 45cm rule lined up with the bow going aft, the lack of formers would cause sagging in the decks and hull plates. I still went ahead with the kit as designed.
Once I had some of the hull plates and deck on I found it did not have the strength to hold the shape of the plates