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Water-line Conversion of Injection Molded Full Hulls

some careful trimming...

Now comes the time for trimming the excess base plate and flush cut pliers are needed. Because the pair I have are pretty short nosed, I need to make vertical cuts the entire length so the excess can be removed evenly.

To smooth the edged once the trimming is done, I use the tip of my knife to scrape the edge until it's flush with the hull edge then finish off with a coarse emery board. These steps must be done with care so as not to remove or damage to any of the hulls details.

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About Kym Knight (Rab)

I just love modelling stuff with big guns!


Great feature Kym!
FEB 03, 2010 - 02:27 AM
Very interesting Kym.....will try it out on my next project which will probably be the Trump Richelieu..... Take care Louis Malta
FEB 03, 2010 - 05:34 AM
Very nice feature. I have a ship in my stash that is a full hull in 1/700 scale that I want to make into a waterline. This will be of great help. Sam
FEB 03, 2010 - 05:58 AM
Thank you Kym for the tutorial.
FEB 03, 2010 - 06:31 AM
Kym Superb work on a clear & concise tutorial. A lot of work and its greatly appreciated. Cheeers Sean
FEB 10, 2010 - 12:18 PM
Kym - thanks for taking the ime and effort to put this together; instant bookmark for me! Cheers
FEB 13, 2010 - 07:40 AM