I decided to add a top panel to the hull. It doesn't sound like much but this addition gives me a point to build the lower hull up to. Since deciding to have the upper section removeable I was lacking this point and lacking it was bringing in a lot of complications. It should also make it easier for me to make the upper section removeable.
A knock on effect it will mean I can make the forward area with the turret better as I can build it much better.
Anyway, to pictures.
|The wooden strips were temp glued onto the styrene to keep|
the sheet level and straight. The pegs around the side helped locate everything.
At the front more plating was added. still need a bit more though.
In the interior I started adding the final details and covering the gaps up - though you won't see them with the upper sections in place.
Well after that lot we have another 191 rivets...
PS: Is anyone else having problems uploading pictures to Blogger? I am having to upload each one five to eight times at the moment before they actually upload.