I hear you not an easy ship. I have done or finished a few my farther started with the jyland being one of them. The hardest part I find of this ship is the stern and is the reason I did not proceed with it. I wanted to wait till I had the ability to do it.Looking good. I attempted to build the Wasa as my first model about 38 years ago, and it was a disaster.
Oh I am more than aware of that fact now thanks. I'm lucky it look me so many years to work on it again that I never started painting. I see that even the never kit still shows the original colors too.Remember that the colors of Vasa is very different from the kit instructions. The Vasa museum has done a lot of investigations of the color pigments left on the ship.