Ooh, I have some unfinished business to attend to but I am distracted by gaming atm. I have several submarines that shouldn't take too much time to finish. I don't regret buying this kit, but I thought the quality would be better.
I have so far added some styrene detailing around the insides of the platform for the launch tube hatches. I thought I could fill in the dubious grooves on the hull, but I think I will leave it as is, as the fix isn't trivial. One would think that a submarine hull would be all flush, but this one has lots of "rings" looking like large panel lines all over the sides, as if the hull was a number of cylinders linked together.
The replacement part in the box for converting this from SSBN to SSGN (guided missiles) isn't good, so I went with the SSGN setup which was what I wanted all along. I will remove the SSGN from the plastic nameplate.
I had to scratchbuild a stand of sorts for the upper part so that the large part would lie nicely on top of the submarine hull, this top piece is a large separate part (all along the lauch tube hatches on top), and if you aren't careful, you risk gluing the top part to the hull in such a way that you no longer have this drainage slit on the sides.
13. January, 12:19