Getting better as you go along! I'm enjoying seeing the build.
I understand the pains in building some parts. As you said about ill fits, and the smaller parts, they can really test your modeling skills. Thanks to your work, I have picked up some useful tips, to use on my models.
I like your tips, Dreamer! I need to get some 65lb card stock for some parts of my models. Using that and paper, my models should be easier to fit together. If possible, your box, for support is a good a good idea. Some models I build, do have support built in, some really need it.