I cut the whole lot with 3mm mdf and you're right it took just over an hour even with the addition of some other bits and pieces to fill the sheet.
Now comes the epic assembly job. Cockpit mostly done, just leaving access for the hinge as I'm still getting some dowels. One question: the wing axles show as 1/4" which fits the pieces that attach to the body but seems substantially larger than the holes for the pieces that attach to the wing. I know it says to drill out, I was just wondering why that was necessary? The laser cutter does a much cleaner job than I'm likely to be able to manage.
Also for the thicker part of the guns, rather than trying to drill out the centre of a dowel I'm considering cutting a bunch of rings and just stacking them, any reason this is a terrible idea?