All that foam had gotten to me, and I hated sectioning it up / shaping it / sanding it / gluing it in / pinning it. Then it still needs a lot of work to get to the final shape, then a semi-complex covering method! So I decided to knock it on the head, leave the foam where it is, then stringer-and-plank it.
Some of the foam will be removed out the front, but the nose section is now going to be built up and planked with 3/32" sheet.
So then, enough talk - here are some pictures.
|Stood on her "tail", undercarriage stringers being added|
|Some white foam has been shaped here, and some stringers added|
|On her belly again, stringers on the top|
|Some of this foam will stay, as shaping wood around here will be a pain|
So, some progress then. I have realised that a battery and ballast tray will need to be added up front ASAP whilst there is still access.