Four days ago you were concerned becasue the slow progress but now the 253 looks heading the final stages I think. You cannot complain anymore of your building speed I guess...
Regarding the join between upper and lower hull, I believe there is something wrong there becasue I also have assembled that kit and upper hull rest over lower hull totally. Please check that if you are on time still.
Anyways, good to see your model is on the way definitedly.
Keep us posted, please.