I am building the 1/250 CSS Fredricksburg available online from a cardmodel design source. It's a very simple waterline model that builds into a honey of a vessel. I am working towards building a diorama depicting the vessel under replenishment. I have already spent more on accessories than the model...waay more. Oh well. You will notice that I reinforced the hull with styrofoam; I like to have something solid to glue to. This prevents any problems with the seams and allows me to have smooth transitions between seams. You'll see once everything is glued down. At this point, I am still dry fitting. I am not very good at making very small parts from paper. So, I am turning the guns from aluminum. It takes just a few minutes versus many to roll paper, sand it, paint it....ad nauseum. A purist I am not.