tiny, resin bits sitting on great chunks of casting blocks. The upshot is, inevitably, this:
The piece above should be a single part, but, attached to an outsized casting block, it became, despite my best efforts, four pieces. Still, I was able to reassemble them into something approximating one part.
So, after much chopping, sawing, hacking, bleeding, I now have this:
Believe it or not, this overcrowded cockpit (and there is more on the port side of the fuselage) is actually missing several pieces - one disintegrated, another just would not fit, and the pedals were too tiny to be bothered about.
More hell yet to come ...