Thanks guys! Getting the fuselage halves and wings together is still a work in progress. Due to the parts being warped quite a bit I am taking my time, checking fit and alignment ever so often.
I started by gluing the cockpit in the right fuselage half, using a clamp to ensure a gap-free fit in the back. Lead weights secured with two-part epoxy were used to add ballast.
The fuselage was brought together using Tamiya Extra Thin, the joints were reinforced from the inside using CA glue. Most of the seams have already been filled with CA and sanded, but there are still some imperfections to be dealt with.
Before assembling the wings I did a quick paintjob on the engines. Not much will be seen in the end, so I didn’t go overboard on detail.
Gluing the wings together was started from the tips inwards, the last pictures should give you an idea of how – uhm, pronounced – the warpage really is.
Next steps will be finalizing the wings and prepping the wing roots – right now it looks like the fuselage will have to be spread a bit to prevent a gap between fuselage and wings.
7 attached images. Click to enlarge.