Here are some shots of the brass support rods used to maintain model integrity. There is one rod running through the length of the hull, from just inside the forward hull section all the way through the rear hull section. The engine parts covered up the hole on the back. The other rod is for display purposes and a hold for it was drilled up through the front section. This one was more of a delicate operation because any misalignment and the drill bit could poke out. Luckily the two pieces that go on the sides of that section will cover up any brass that is revealed.