Yamato 2199 1/1000 WIP #2 – Filling gaps

     Slow and steady she goes. I’ve been working on the hull, cleaning up and filling gaps, and I can tell you that his is allot more work than I was expecting.

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There are two main problems here. One is that in order to have the colour separation there are allot more parts than would be needed otherwise. The second is that, to make it a snap fit, the actual fit of the parts gets affected in various ways.

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The underside had a considerably large seam that needed filling. Them seam was over 1mm it the furthest. Not terrible to fix.

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This one was much worse, specially since that section is loose without any support, which means that a slight mishandle would ruin all the work. It did happen a couple of times.

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With that out of the way I started on the hangar, which fits nicely in it’s slot. The problem is that the section of the hull that goes over this, needs to be puttied on the upside to cover a seam, but if that is done it will be impossible to uncover this part of the ship closing off the engine and hangar.

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It’s somewhat of a pity but I’ll just display the hangar outside and close the ship to have every seam fixed.

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Still quite a lot of work ahead. I thought this would be a quicker build but that just means that I will squeeze more hours out of it 😉