Pic 15: I call this one 'The Timberyard'. The filler will be hidden by secondary planking later. The main thing here is preparing the front to take the prow. Some parts of a model are hidden but some will show for ever, and the way the prow joins to the hull now will show for ever. Take great care to file carefully both the planking and the inner curve of the prow. If you get it wrong, you'll be stuck with it. To make it harder, remember that the prow must also point straight forward when viewed from above and in front, and be in line with the keel. So take it steady and check the alignment constantly as you go.