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Yelp they look like a neighborhood mob with their colored spiky hairdos looking for someone to mug! I have no idea what size the cranes are but if the skull is left over from your last siege and is anywhere close to life size they are pretty large, (And like all your work impressive) I bet they look like landing trees to the Couch Back Gang. 

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After dry fitting the deck onto the hull I realized this won’t be easy.  The fit is awful. I had to get rid of  a tab underneath. I used a razor saw. 


then the front half went in ok


i hate when the glue bubbles up like that. 


this is where I am now. The back half is 1mm to long


so I have to shave that off of this side. 


also I have cut out the PE for the 50 or so 20mm guns. 



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I started shaving some plastic


then realized this tab had to come out also


now the gap is to big. Good thing most of this gap is covered by super structure. 


seem like I’m going to have to use some plastic putty in a lot of spots. Big gaps everywhere. 


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On 3/31/2019 at 10:45 AM, semorebutts said:

Hey guys sorry this is getting off to a slow start. 

I spent 3 hours this morning cleaning up there mess! Which took away Model time. 


    This looks like the reincarnation of the rat pack!  (Back in the day they were: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop.)  Which one is the ring leader (Sinatra) here?

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I filled some cracks today. 


I also dropped in the two tub floors 


next was to attach these two guys. 


They are also going to need to be sanded then they will need putty  A44CDA97-E16F-4168-847C-6D859845278B.thumb.jpeg.67982802ccf06a6018acf3aff947bab3.jpeg

these are confusing me,  I don’t know if there is supposed to be a gap between the hull and them or if they are supposed to butt right up against the hull... which they don’t.  I guess I’ll leave them be for now. 


the last thing I was able to do today was installing these two fins. 


First I taped them nice and tight to the hull4D3DE563-BE92-455D-A5D4-C79720F36702.thumb.jpeg.5818ca753f00b4868b79e237c5224f07.jpeg89B0213B-45E3-431B-8B97-653475B38D27.thumb.jpeg.6da6cb5f6aa78e3df06deec75ec7eceb.jpeg

glueing was a snap.  Then I removed the tape. They came out really good.D9B445AC-585C-4FDF-B8BF-E5291BC23997.thumb.jpeg.7d0e08aea0e775675d38c6f76d73f6f0.jpeg

thats all for today. 

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Nice work thus far!


Are the two pieces that don’t fit tight to the hull the rudders themselves or the rudder supports? They look like the supports to me. If they are the supports, they should fit tight, I think, but if they are the rudders themselves then they should have a slight gap.

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On 4/6/2019 at 4:41 PM, RGL said:

Big gaps alright, use some plastic strips to fill most of the gaps. 

That was going to my suggestion use it alot in wing roots when they pop up trim/sand.

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The rudder are in,  it looks like I will need to putty these too. 


next I installed the “prop shaft supports?” Or whatever they are really called. 



while I am back here I might as well drill out some .3mm holes for some ladder rungs. This was fun! 

First I taped on the stencil hopefully in the rite spot. 

Here’s the before


And After, the results are wonderful. For the Bismarck I drilled by eye... this is so much better. 


I drilled with a Tamiya handy drill. It drills nice and slow. 

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