Sounds like you have a warped hull. I built 4 in the late 2000s and they came together great (like the ones in the 60s).
I did use plans from Tzerchbach's book on carriers blown up to actually get the Yorktown, Intrepid, Hornet and Lexington correct. Also added a hanger deck (homemade) and modified the island and radars, as well as elevator position (Intrepid) and widened the flight deck on Intrepid.
Starfighter decals provided the specific decals for the ships along with additional planes for the air groups.
Unfortunately the four took a 4 foot drop to the floor while house remodeling, which did extreme damage to all the fine work on the masting.
Haven't had time to assess damage of begin repairs. that's life.
: I know about the accuracy issues, etc. And
: there are some resin and 3D printed parts
: like Islands. But, how do you get the
: actual hull and deck together? The fit is
: horrible. Is there an easier way than the
: kit instructions would have you do it? The
: issues I have are that the side galleries do
: not fit into the hull. The contours of the
: "floor" or "deck" that
: joins the vertical walls to the hull itself
: just do not match the hull. Then, all of
: these parts sit at different heights so the
: deck does not fit flush. Even sanding the
: top down really does not fix this very
: well... A few parts just have huge gaps,