Things have been nuts around here lately with little time to build but I did manage to stick a few pieces together. Ususally, I'll make the joining strips, attach them to the pieces, form them, glue the seams and then glue the two completed segments together. In this case it didn't work like I expected. Maybe this is where butt joining 2 segments together has some merit but I remain pig-headed Anyways, after a few tries, the section right after the cockpit was done normally with the strips etc . The tail section was shaped but not joined together right away. Instead, it was wrapped and glued bit by bit until the 2 cut edges met and formed the seam. It's hard to describe but I think I defeated the evil butt joint! The internal former was then slid into place and so far, so good. Damn I need a good solid day to build! Anyways, the cockpit assembly is next and promises to be a challenge.