Vektor, your integrity is admirable. Two thumbs up, man!
I'd love to see shots of the new work in progress, even if it does look a little like scrolling back to the beginning of this thread. I had similar difficulties with a fictional wet-navy ship I'm working on right now ... I went back to scratch on a number of pieces and might yet go back again at a future date because it still isn't working out the way I'd like.