I'm not an aircraft modeller but like a silly twit, I volunteered to build a 1/48th Walrus model for a friend who restored the real one in the RAAF Museum. Suffice to say that he bought the Classic Airframes kit but the build proved that the Smer kit wouldn't have been more work !
Here's the basic fuselage & wings in my precision jig to align the struts & mainplanes ... metal spars in both wings helped keep the model together.
perfectly square & rigged for flying straight .... I used brass wire superglued in for all rigging.
After 2½yrs work it's finished .... full rigging on floats even !! I must'a bin insane to start it .... I certainly was by the time I finished it
I carefully wrapped it in GladWrap & ensconced it in a big box with lots of foam pellets so that it would survive thru the Parcel Post to my interstate friend. Apparently only one undercarriage leg came off so the mail-workers mustn't have kicked it more than once .... which is a darn sight less than I was tempted to do