Once more a warm welcome here on board -
It is most important in ship modeling, that you are patient - so no hurry
Like my father said every time to me: Take the time and think twice before you do something - to repair or correct needs much more time
I just checked in the web, to get some information about the kit, which I did not know before
It is a subscription kit - do you have already all parts or how long it will take until you have all sets?
There are also in the web, some manuals for download - so we can see, that you are already finished "Pack 1" of together 12 - so already a good progress
The kit is a pay as you go of the uss constitution 1:76 scale.
Am part way through pack number 2, and will be ordering number 3 in another week.
these are pics of build so far. Have to do planking of deck before continuing on.