Here it is, from start to finish.
Added the hull sides and did the first bondo application and rough sanding. To see where I’m at I sprayed on a coat of grey primer. I’ll fine tune the sides and corners and then start working on the above deck goodies.
Added all the doors, ladders and some vent thingies on the outside of the stacks. Also began construction of the antenna/radar/sensor towers.
I’m actually beginning to feel like the end of this project is near. There is virtually no end to the level of detail I can add to this model … but the bottom line is that it’s a gaming piece, not a museum quality model. There is plenty of detail yet to be applied but I’m not going to go nuts with tiny details that will make the model too fragile to use for it’s intended purpose.
Added some more graphics to the deck (numbers) and worked a bit on the interior bay, finalized the lighting and added a few details to the exterior of the hull.
Quite often when you make a fiberglass mold there will be damage to the master, especially if the master is a bit fragile. Removing a rigid master from a rigid mold can be a little tricky since neither one likes to bend. Luckily the bow broke off nice and clean and was a piece of cake to replace again.