Work gets going on the exterior of the fighting compartment in the form of the hatches and altered roof panels. All of these hatches can be opened or closed and use different parts to achieve that. I found the fit to be pretty much perfect, but in the belief that most of us will have the hatches open make sure you use the correct parts and place them on the right side. A three quarter figure is supplied in the box and while quite good I do not feel it is acceptable for such a large hatch opening.
The front hull panel is next to be covered here and again the hatches can be open if desired, but again the openings are large which unlike the fighting compartment lacks any of the needed detail. Due to this I suspect most will have the hatches closed unless you want to tackle a lot of scratch building or have another plan for filling the empty space.