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...Then I really hate having to cut thick plastic, my fingers are covered with scars after 25 modeling years, i want this to stop.
What is softer than plastic and can be cut easely? yep, dry mastic will do.
I then proceeded to apply some coat of mastic over the outlines of the transversal parts of the boat. i flattened them with a greased wooden surface and let dry for a few hours -not to few because you will have the feeling of cutting through butter, not too long because Magic Sculp is a fairly fragile kind of mastic and breaks easely


I then got all those transversal parts...
you will note that i left the paper with their numbers near, i also used an indelebile pen to mark them because it would have been complete chaos if I was about to meddle them.
On to next step which will be gluing the skeleton of the baot, and then a bit of planking :)


Then the actual build of the boat begings..
first gluing all the transversal bars to the central plastic frame
then gluing each of the 2 top planks on the front of the boat


okay, the boat skeleton is done! time now to do the planking with very thin balsa wood..

okay; one side is done..

The front part of the boat is done, i
need some bits of the skeleton to stay visible.
I will go on tomorrow
with sanding, a bit of mastic to hide the deffects, and i will try and
start the engine too, if i manage to understand those plans ;)

I have been a pretty slow worker lately.
Somebody lent me some Rammstein records, I guess it will affect the final output of this diorama. I begin to think about schizoid colours for the landscape.
Anyhoo, here's the interior part of the boat's boiler.









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