Gunny and Gator, thanks !!!!
I decided to cut the Oregon“s hull in the water-line.
I plan to place this kit in a base simulating the sea and I took courage of cutting this skull, after seeing here at this forum Frank Portella making a surgery in your Nagato.
REMOVE THE CHILDREN OF FRONT OF YOUR MONITOR, BECAUSE THE SCENES WILL BE STRONG AND SHOCKING!!!
With the build being ahead, this stage more it could not be postponed. I removed the superestructure, that had glued with white glue and diluted putty and I left for the surgery in itself.
I build a demarcation device to maintain the line the most "horizontal " possible. Fine mark pen r in a solid support and I drew the waterline...
In the whole periphery of the hull;
As the hull will be cut, I made some structural reinforcements with pieces of trees of the kit, because they“re very thick and firm. I glued inside the skull before doing the cut, above the water-line, to prevent deformation:
And the hull cut:
As an image is worth more than a thousand words, here is the thing in action:
See my video.
This procedure should only be executed by adults and with extreme caution.
The disk can provoke serious damages and wounds.
We didn't take the responsibility for any accident when reproducing this act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eODQSusFVU4
Repair that Dremel is leaning the whole time, allowing a cut in straight line...
Result end being complemented with manual saw:
I sanded the cut irregularities with my glass-sander Panzerserra:
To increase the rigidity of the cutted hull, I decided to do a bottom of plasticard of 1.5mm of thickness. Here are the stages:
...and worked the amendment zone, with putty. The paper tape is to impede the putty invades the details of the hull...
Well, surgery finished, I glued the superestructure with definitive glue and I continued the assembly.
Holly cow, this stage was exciting, but necessary.
Now, Oregon is like the sea-monster that I always dreamed for my Batleship!!! Plain in the water!!
But continuing the party, after this catharsis...
I began the assembly of the war mast, with your delicate photoetcheds; Time to welds with very care...
A sample of the work with the etcheds:
I decided to do the platforms of the lateral maned guns;
And start to rectified the holes of the 8 inches guns. That were horrible:
Work very delicate, but facilitated by the posts of the main rails, placed exactly in each angle of having bent:
The installed rails:
And, in the stern, the proud name of the beast:
Well... After the discharge of adrenaline of the cut of the hull, all are calmer...
Now, it is only to finish the assembly of certain details and to start the painting!!!!
Ahead !!! Allways ahead !!
regards, from Brazil !!!