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I'm thinking the best way to do this now is to add the plastic pieces to area then add the boards in between. Gives a better look to it.
 

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Yes sir mgovey, I shall watch your progress with much interest as my next build will be the Billings WASA 490 (Purchased 2020). I think this kit is from 2007 but not real sure.
I have the plastic figures as well and will need to heat them up a little to bend them to position. I was wanting to paint them first while still on the molding frame but do not think this possible as heating and bending would probably destroy the paint work??
 
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Yes sir mgovey, I shall watch your progress with much interest as my next build will be the Billings WASA 490 (Purchased 2020). I think this kit is from 2007 but not real sure.
I have the plastic figures as well and will need to heat them up a little to bend them to position. I was wanting to paint them first while still on the molding frame but do not think this possible as heating and bending would probably destroy the paint work??
I am thinking it may. I'm finding that as you heat up some flatten or twist as well. I am using a 100 watt Weller soldering iron to bend mine and seems to work. There is a point that they go from hard to soft and no time in between. I also think they will be easier to paint in place as a unit when assembled.
 
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So with the behives if done to right size you have just enough length in the plastic pieces if not you come up short when bent and installed. I needed to reshape a few times to make work and seem to make it work. Now the other side to do. Work shown on how clicker boards where done and seem to look right. May need some further details to make look a little more correct. 20210403_175705.jpg20210403_180247.jpg20210403_180832.jpg20210403_181709.jpg20210403_183416.jpg
 
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Needed a break from wood working so doing some painting to see how it looks. my idea to build the gallery area and paint work well and color looks good.
 

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So ordered the paint set for Vasa from Artesanía and my bank shut down my credit card but mission accomplished. I think the colors may work the best. Also stained one side then ran out of stain and the local Lowes is going to take 3 days for curbside. Guess I'm on a break for a while or time to do other things. Maybe time for some lego lol.20210413_150908.jpg20210413_150835.jpg
 
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She looks fantastic! I appreciate how well you have executed the bulwarks - this is a shortcoming for my rendition.
The worse part is this ship was mainly put together in the early 90s when I was younger and very little was available on this ship that I am now fighting with some of the mistakes I made in my youth lol.
 
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Thanks. Yes, I agree that the mother ship shows a different arrangement in the region of the waterway. I am not at all satisfied with my work but I'm not sure if I will pursue a fix. My ship model is POB and I did not appreciate the implications of that. I should have planned to cut off the bullhead frames from the very beginning. Alas. My first build and it contains many shortcomings. As for you - keep up the good work!
 
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