The philosophy of VANs kit build (like probably many others kits) is that first you assemble everything on clecos, match drill, tune, adjust etc. After that you disassemble everything back to pieces and start long (believe me for tailcone it is VERY LONG) process of holes deburing, holes dimpling, surfaces preparation etc. This is exactly where I am right now and I am 60% done with that process. Still need to dimple more holes and prime my parts.
By the time I built my airplane my kids and my wife (with some my help) built a scarecrow for our little yard next to hangar. I added that part in my video as well 🙂