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Trumpeter 1/200 USS Iowa hull


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I was able to find some videos of building this model. Unfortunately I have not found any including posts, etc. that discuss the need to grind and smooth the areas with protrusions. There was a video of a person unpacking the 1/200 USS Missouri and the hull looked perfectly smooth, unlike this one. Is the need to deal with these areas expected and therefore not discussed?

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Stuart

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My 1/350 Tamiya model had similar surface defects. Sand and fill and sand. I did that after the hull was assembled and a few reinforcing strips were installed athwartships to keep the hull shape.

I also build wood ships. Those kits are not kits in the plastic sense, with parts to be assembled, but more of a pile of materials used to make a ship, just like a real one was built. The newer models have more laser cut parts in them making them a bit more like kits, but all parts need fitting / shaping / sanding to fit.

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