US Confederacy 1778 by Bossman - Model Shipways - 1:64 in - Kit build logs for subjects built from 1751 - 1800 Posted October 26 Quick question: I was curiously trying to fit the drop decoration metal piece underneath the quarter gallery. The instructions say it is notched for the wale, but it isn't, and for it to fit a truly prodigious amount of filing would be necessary to create a notch to allow it to lie against the sides so that the upper surface of the casting fits against the "floor" of the quarter gallery. Is it supposed to be notched as the instructions imply/say? Do I need to request replacements if they are (now) notched? I shudder to think of the work and metal dust that will be required/created to remove the amount of metal that would be necessary to create a fit. What was your experience?