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  1. Hello and welcome to my build log of the 1:350 scale USS Indianapolis by Academy. I will be adding detail from the Advanced Pontos Kit as well. Just received this kit in the mail today and am anxious to get started on her. This is not my first model, however it is my first model ship. It will be my first time working with aftermarket parts as well. Although I have built a couple of Metal Earth models to prepare myself for the photo etch, this will be my first time applying after market parts to a plastic kit. My goal is to build her as she was when she left the Mare Island Navy Yard in 1945 heading out on her Top Secret Mission of delivering atomic bomb parts to Tinian, just prior to her sinking. Here is a photo of the box art. It has a copyright of 2019. Here is a photo of what the model would look like without the Pontos upgrade. Here is the box cover for the Pontos upgrade. Here we have what is inside the kit box. And here is a peek at what the instructions for the kit look like. Here we see what comes in the Pontos kit. Looks like a lot of fiddly parts. And finally we have a peek at the Pontos instructions. Time for me to get started. Should have an update within a day or two. Thanks for checking in on my build. ~Jason
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