I bought this model almost as soon as Halcyon released it. It's not a brilliant kit but it certainly scratched a serious itch I had at the time. Unfortunately after several house moves the thing is in a pathetically sorry state. I really should try to kit bash some spare parts and repair the thing but somehow I never seem to find the time. I had never dared to imagine that somebody might attempt this wonderful ship in card so I'm going to be glued (no pun intended) to this thread. Brownie points to you for having the courage to tackle something as complex and awesome as the nostromo. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this one and how it turns out.