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The bigger (1/128??) one has a pita seam too, but North/South....

April 24 2012 at 12:18 PM
Tom Booth  (Login bookmark460)
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Response to frustrating 1/350 Seaview hull seam

at midpoint. The hull's not that much longer than the 'one piecer' 72nd RoG U-Boat's hull halves. I wish Moebius/Platz had gone that route, even w/ the req'd much longer box and perhaps added cost.

I backed mine w/ a bunch of 1/4" x 1/2 x 12" plex strips after chopping up gaps in all the interior molded bracing. Let the glue set for a couple wks and then had at it. It was an OK kit fit but not OK enuff for me, so lots of thin coats of putty and Mr Surfacer, constant eyeballing down the length. Lots of checking w/ a long steel straight edge. I've wanted a lg scale kit of Seaview for a long time so I wanted zero traces of the joint line and for it to look straight, true, like a one piecer.

 
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