In order to continue the conversation regarding the hull of the Very Fire USS Missouri I went a head and dry fitted the hull together. Its a good fit without being a good fit, if that makes any sense.
Bottom line is that the builder will need some clamps to get a good smooth fit. The foreward section of the hull goes together pretty good, the clamps will be needed for the aft.
I have taken some pictures. here is are some pictures of the aft.
I applied a little more pressure with my hand than what the tape could replicate and it went together pretty well. There does not appear to be any issue with one side being higher than the other, it is just a matter of the hull appearing to being a little warped outwards..not as bad as it sounds I assure you.
Anyway, on to the more important aspect o the previous discussion, the bow. As you will see in the pictures the bulbous bow is present on the kit. The extreme straight line is what appears to be a little inaccurate but according to all the line drawings of the plans it is accurate. You can see what I mean in the pictures below. https://ussmissouri.org/images/full-ship-lg.jpg
- this site will provide you with a view of the "As built plans" for the USS Missouri.
Here are the pics of the hull following dry fit.
As you can clearly see in the photos, the bulbous bow is represented on the kit.
If there are any additional questions or concerns regarding the kit please feel free to let me know, ill be more than happy to continue the discussion and get you the answers your looking for. Want everyone to get as good a review as I can possibly provide.
thanks for looking