An update: The Ictineo II has received several shiny metal parts! Although those look beautiful and really contribute to the overall look, they are a pain, especially that copper tail plate. The problem, you see, is that metal parts here are very thick (it seems, that all metal parts are pre-cut, not PE) and therefore quite rigid. Yep, they are nailed just fine, but only there, where are structural ribs inside - obviously, thin hull planks just can't hold the nails, while the metal part is being stressed by it's own rigid nature. I've pre-bent them as much as I could, but, still, some cyano was required and few nails here and there tend to drop from holes, so I glue them into their places, when I see another one starting to fall out. Also, I've washed the hull with Tamiya brown panel accent color.
12. January at 12:05:47