well its probably been a good year scince ive done any kinda build thread so bear with me. kit is 9 pages, with 1 page for stand and 1 page with stand and sail for the USS John Adams. there are a lot of formers and not sure if its overkill or not yet. but i laminated them all to 1mm. (im using 90lbs paper, which is new for me as i usually work in the 65 lbs range.) the parts have standard flaps but i prefer butt joining so i made my own. started at the front rolled the sections. now you can put the sections together using no flaps and just the formers. the formers fit perfect into each section but using the inside joiners throws them off a bit. now you could fold the flaps to 90 degrees and glue to the placed former but i glued the sections together and dropped the formers in got a good placement and glued in place. and the bow section is done. id like to note that each section was a tight fit. i usually use markers on the edges but these colors are not typical and would stand out. when i get the hull all together i will go back with watercolor(which i can mix to match) and clean it up.