After reading about the sketch models, I decided to try my hand at doing a sketch model using parts from the MBA kits and Creator kits to build the P-51A Mustang.
I struggled with the sketch, no two ways about it. However, I feel that doing the quick sketch taught a great deal than trying to do perfection right away. If I had to do it over again, I would spend more time (and money) trying to find better elements to taper the fuselage with more sideways building techniques.
The part I actually like the best about this is the engine exhaust just behind the propeller.
I've included a LDD file for anyone who wishes to improve upon my design. I'm interested in learning to make better models, so any tips and advice will be welcomed.