I will consider this to be my thread of updates. I was working on a DC-8 nose made out of splines but last night I made a fascinating discovery. I found high resolution 3 views for the very aircraft I am making, whoohoo!! I'm working in GIMP now rotating and adjusting them to get the views in to gmax. I was working using photographs but this proved to be difficult, now I have the actual 3 views, now it should be easier and I should make progress quickly. Check here for updates.