The build continues. A deal of XF54 Light Gray was needed especially after assembling the superstructure sides. Skylights doors and bridge windows were painted green with a couple of Future coats. Drilled holes for masts and smoke stack rigging. Will attach the “wire” (EZ Line) to these deck holes before stepping the masts and stacks.

Wanting to make this one a waterline model mounted on a board suggesting water I cut the bottom of the hull away with a micro saw, scriber and scalpel. After joining the remaining hull pieces to the deck, I added some sprue pieces for rigidity.

Next will come a rectangular piece of foam core board to serve as a working jig or platform and will be the base for water effects.