It has been a while snce I posted and I recently downloaded Ninjatoes Danube Class Rubicon. I been searching for a previous build and could not find one. Since this is the case, I decided to tackle that missing link. I found plenty of finished pics but none in the build process. I hope that this build will help others in their endeavor to build this ship. Fist off, this is a a big ship, so I reduced it to 75% and it still came out to about the size of a 12 inc ruler (30.5 cm) It is approximately 1/48 scale. I redid the hand drawn line and some other line work, but kept it to ninjatoes original concept. As soon as I started, I noticed the lack of internal infrastructure, I had to create bulkheads and formers for strength . Even with 110lb weight paper, it still buckled slightly in my hands. There were some fit problems but none too serious that could not be fixed later. So without further ado, here is the start of the RUBICON. The first pic is a further along the line semi finished version. The cockpit area is where I should have done some internal bracing. this is the weakest part of the model and it kept curving in with my finger pressure. On the frontal window, curve that bend, don't score it. This will give it a better curvature instead of a hard edge. I printed and cut out some double panels in certain areas to achieve the raised surface in some key positions. OH yes!! Thanks to ninjatoes for his design.