Righto folks, finally underway with this one. First job was to clean up the resin parts with a toothbrush and warm soapy water:
Next I decided to test-fit the white metal internal bulkheads and see what I was in for:
They actually just snap into place in their respective grooves inside the fuselage, which is quite impressive really! The gap at the top of the rear bulkhead is not as bad as it appears in the photo, as the angle and shadow tend to accentuate it. And when I push it firmly into place with my thumb, it all but disappears:
So, it doesn't look like I'm going to have too many issues there!
Next task was to test the fit of the crucial wing-to-fuselage joins:
Bear in mind that the two large resin parts are just held together with two pieces of tape, so I'm pretty happy with that. The wing is pretty flat in both directions, so needs to be coerced into conforming with the fuselage in the front-to-rear direction, but as I said, the tape is holding it in place without much trouble, so it'll be fine once glued into position. There's not much dihedral, and given the thickness and stiffness of the one-piece resin wing, it's probably going to stay like that. I think it'll look OK.
Right, a bit more parts clean up and I can start on the cockpit I think.