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Old 04-04-2013, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts

Okay, ta hell with it.

Here's the main bulkhead attached. I sanded the front face of the hull and the back of the bulkhead - I want STRENGTH there:






One problem area with the kit is the fit of the torpedo tube area to the inside of the bulb. It's the same with the JT bulb:






I could attach the kit part and screw around with puttying and sanding it, but I don't have that kind of time (or patience). Besides, I think the tube looks a little too big in diameter when compared to the studio model.... so it's time to lay the plastic tubing to it.

Also, I think the hole is a little low, so I reamed it out at the top and made some adjustments:





Reinforced the area with CA and baking soda and trimmed the tubing:






If you look at the way the bridge deck fits on the bulb, you can see a gap at the front:






Sections of the armor plate on the bottom of the bridge part are getting in the way. I traced the outline of the bulb with a pencil:





More soon.
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