I understand the position you're in Nathan...... I've been there myself many times before. I see you're 16, and now is the time to experiment with different materials.... and as you get to grow into the "old Fart" stage like me, you'll have all kinds of experience and knowledge under your belt, learned from each project... what worked and what didn't.
Go for whatever idea works for you... but keep your mind open to other possibilities for your future projects. Lots of great builders on this site more than willing to help along the way. Keep updating us with progress pictures and don't be shy about asking more questions.
(Man... I just sounded like my father.... and he's been dead for over 30 years.... scary!)
By the way.... white glue won't work on styrene or any kind of plastic... it just forms a skin and will peel off. So you can't glue it to the balsa wood frame. You're only really practical solution there would be double sided tape.
Edited by GTMust, 12 July 2012 - 12:29 PM.