I made the spine years ago by gluing small sections of sheet over and internal frame. If I was to make this again I'd vac-form it or resin cast it, this took a lot of work back then so I was reluctant to scrap it.
Wheel bay doors scribed & the centerline store holes drilled. The brass hole in the door is a tube that was used to mount it to a custom made base years ago. I'm going to be using this to mount it again.
Test fitting seat and pilot. Pilots arms were separated at the shoulder, elbow and wrist, his feet were cut off as well. All the pieces were then drilled and copper wire used to hold the parts together.