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Seems like I am limping along, and I am in some respects due to external things, but also because this kit takes so much work to clean up.

Not complaining, just that most parts have mold seams, ejector marks, and other flaws and then there is the issue of getting things to fit together with the foreward bulkhead and the foredeck being an example. What you see, after some work and study is that the bulkhead has been added and the foredeck is just sitting there waiting its turn.

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Meantime I have started painting molded-on details on the main deck while cleaing up the various parts to be fastened to both decks.

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There is much to be said for old kits, but the clean up is definitely a disadvantage. Of course, there are exceptions but most of them need some fettling and, as you say, mould seams, pin marks, etc, need eradicating. Looks good though, John!

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I second what Paul says, John. Anyways, as I found with the Stranraer, slow and steady wins the race! That tanker will look pretty fine eventually.

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Couldn't agree more. Those old kits do dress up nicely but boy do you have to scrub them up. I'm sure she will look fantastic for the ball!


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Keep it up, still following.

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progressing pleasantly John.


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progressing pleasantly John.


You are too kind, sometimes progress is just a by-product of my effort.

Nonetheless, here we are as of today.

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The hull, fore/cable deck and main/pipe decks are well on their way.

It's about time to put decals on the hull to ready it for a spray-down once I get some more bits on.
It lacks the railings -- I have PE for them, still considering.
All mast parts are done and painted but won't be put on until I'm done the rest.

The white blocks on the deck are there to make the PE stairs/rails fit better. I am not using the kit stairs and if you remember I cut off the four chunky stairs from main to pipe. That meant I had to splice the fuel pipes for the gap, but I used a thicker tube section and the PE stairs don't fit quite right. I am going to have to think my way out of this. Sigh !!!

The big work left is the entire cabin deck which I have been holding off on because of "glassing" the portholes and the final varnish spray. I have a plan, cunning maybe not so much, but we will see. I am pretty comfortable that the cabin deck will be a drop-on with only minor touch-up needed.

It's been a long haul, what with all the cleaning up of parts that I have had to do.

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Very nice work, John!

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Very impressive indeed; the pipework details especially so.

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Coming together well now. Definitely a fiddly project made more so when like now you are up against it.


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Its looking really great,hats of to you.


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