That's exactly what I had in mind when I read about the fitting and texture issues. How come that there are countless paper models available on the web, even for free, for beginners and pros, which are better engineerd than this one. It is a pity because the kit looks like fun but leaves the builder frustrated and unsatisfied. Ah well. Micah, you did the best you could and it's great to know that your goal was achieved!It does represent some revival of the hobby, and at the same time causes for it's demise.