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Old 06-12-2010, 03:49 PM
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The hull. Hull skinning had always been a headache for me. Hulls built as-suggested often ends up looking like bamboo, so normally some sanding, filling or painting is required. I am allergic to foam fillers and spray paints, but is not going to settle without a fight. So I decided on this rather painstaking process in the photo to give the hull some chance to look passable, and it worked out quite well.

- that is not mentioning the fit problems I encountered in the process. The fit is better than those hand-drawn kits, but the errors in some places still made me scratch my head. It seemed this design was concentrating down to the last detail on some places, but elsewhere simply skimmed past the surface.

[I apologise for the quality of the photos...]
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