Nice start to this build.
I love your quote in your signature is it from Billy Joel?
Thanks Warren. I was looking at one of those wood decks for my 1/700 Naiad build. After seeing your results I think I'll hold off and see how I do with oils to replicate the decking. That being said--your ship looks AMAZING.
Nice start Warren.
The deck does look good down, presume the replacement gunshields are etched, they look neat in place, to be fair I prefer the decks that have remove moulded on detail like that, have had some real fun fitting some decks round them,
Nice work on the decking. I wasn't tracking the need to remove the gun shields, interesting to know.
With regards to the vents, Hasegawa has an upgrade kit with numerous vents, not sure if the ones you need are provided in the quantity though. There are some 3D printed ones available through Shapeways and last but not least Flyhawk has brass turned vents.
just a few options for you.
Looking great so far, keep it up.
Really looking forward to seeing you build the Fuso. I started the same kit about a year ago during my transition to the Pacific. However it was put to the side cause of other immediate priority builds.
The PE is ok, however I think it is missing some parts that should have been addressed.
Anyway, looking forward to watching this build.