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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:57 am 
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A beautiful build, Dan. The two elevators will be an interesting addition. I will join you soon here with a real-time 1/350 Zuikaku build, also with a Shipyard deck. I ordered 2 Infini 25mm AA sets today to replace the quite thick kit barrels and to get to the 96 needed ones. Do you intend to change these?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:30 pm 
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Thank you, Steven. I really look forward to your Zuikaku build. If it's anything like your Princeton build, it will be superb.

I'm still mulling over which 25mm AA version I will be using. The Infini version is top notch, but I'm not sure I have the patience to build so many units. I'll be comparing them to the FineMolds version, and also the brand new Black Cat 3D printed versions, which, at first glance, are amazing. A tough choice. One thing for sure, the Fujimi 25mm AA are out.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:09 am 
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A quick update -

The waterlined hull now lies completely flat. The biggest impediment was finding a 24" long surface that lies truly flat in order to use that as a check template of sorts. Most surfaces like tables, counters, mirrors, and even many workbenches, have either subtle undulations on the surface or tend to bend slightly. I found two surfaces at work that did lie absolutely flat.

The hidden hull bottom plate has also been filled in. In the end, it was easier to fill the hull bottom in with short pieces of .04" or .06" thick styrene rather than cut an entire sheet of styrene or to use large sections fashioned from other waterline plates.


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