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Water-line Conversion of Injection Molded Full Hulls


Here's why I make my cut exactly on the water-line. After adding the 2mm base plate, it will give me that area of lower hull that is painted red and quite often visible above the water. Example shown is my almost completed IJN Myoko.

You may notice a couple of little gaps where I didn't keep the drill holes in perfect alignment. These can be filled before painting, but I seemed to have missed these.

I hope these methods can be of use to builders considering a water-line job on their full hull ships.

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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