At first, I liked the idea of trying something different but having suffered sufficient brain strain interpreting the plans for the fuselage, it will be slightly comforting to return to something more conventional. And I still have the challenge of replicating Mr Wooll's delightful sprung U/C strut.
The basic fuselage structure is starting to look OK and when the glue is set - I'm using PVA with just a dab of CA in awkward places where I need a quick stick - and I've tidied up some of the rough bits
I'd better take a picture for the record.
In the occasional spare moment, while waiting for PVA to set, I've been perusing a few more build logs. This has encouraged me to go for built up tail feathers instead of the original solid 1/8th" balsa. I particularly like the criss cross braced style much loved by George (SD) among others and I think that even the control surfaces are large enough to benefit from this method.