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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.

About the Author

About Kym Knight (Rab)
FROM: QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

I just love modelling stuff with big guns!


Comments

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