Something i hadn't considered was that the accurising kit wouldn't fit well.
Its nothing to do with the casting as they're dead straight. Its more to do with the AMT pieces being quite warped - something i didn't realise until i glued everything together.
Worst offenders are the mandibles which look so bad straight on that i'm not gonna show them.
Not very apprant here is the HUGE gap between the new "escape pod" and the hull, caused by the back of the pod being flat while the hull is slightly curved.
You can also see the large gaps on the side sections near the pods and on the underside near the front.
These are about to be puttied.