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Hi daffy,loved your build of the victory.

Did you have any problems with large sink marks on the stern gallery ?

I have 2 kits both with the problem ,both unrepairable!

I can repair and scratch build most things but will have to ask Heller for replacements

Hope no one else has this problem but I would not be surprised 



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Sorry for the fuzzy image ,hope you can still see the sink marks

Still to send off request form to Heller for replacements

To clarify my history on the subject, the first kit was a present from my son.

After checking the contents I was surprised if was short off approx.1/3 parts !!!!

I contacted the seller via Amazon and a brand new kit was supplied but still 

Have a problem , more than disappointed but hope the problem solved

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Hello Paul, this is new to me and bad for you 😞


Also never saw a white cast, perhaps that is the explanation. Ask the actual hotline (glow2be?). I already got once replacement parts and other builder did so too. It might take some time without feedback but they delivered in the end.



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No, I mean that the white plastic could be another quality that enabled to get the marks. The brown one usually used was apparently a better choice.



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Here we go again.

First cleaning the front edge of the channel board from paint and leveling the heights of the irons ...




... and then fixing the batten to hold the deadeyes in place.




From near one can see the difference nicely. One more area finished.




Then the gunport lanyards. 




Still had some sprue, that was hollowed and pulled over the candle, resulting in nice micro tubes 🙂
Those bits were made from leather, to protect against friction and to keep water out. Took a needle to reopen the holes after cutting and used the intended thread to check the inner diameter.




The spliced the ring onto the lanyard and hooked the ring onto the lid. Checked from near and I think it could be considered to be ok.




So five or six more lids to go ...


Grüßle, Daniel

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