the engine Nacelles drilled and the supports inserted into the strong part of the frame, using serious glue to hold them, may need a upper stay to hold the dowels at 45'.
Have you got wedge cross section shims in the square sections or just slots on the other side?
once I'd drilled the holes in the square section I just pumped the void full of thick serious glue before inserting the pegs, it seems to have worked, they are nice and firmly positioned and hold up the dowels. Now I can work on the Dowels separately..Have you got wedge cross section shims in the square sections or just slots on the other side?
of course, Lucas was a Genius, stood by the courage of his convictions to change the design and go with his gut instinct, the Concept drawings are merely part of it's evolution. It must have took strength of character to say, "look, I know we've spent $10,000 on these models, and you've all put your heart and soul into making them, But I've just been chewing it over....."Much as I'm enjoying this, I do think that the Millennium Falcon that they ended up with was/is the better. It's aged better.