The 2021 High Seas Group Build

Dirkpitt289

PETTY OFFICER
Next step is to level out the hull to be mounted on its base. What I mean by this is after making the modifications to bend the hull we turned the shape of it from a straight line (Arrow) to a curve (banana). creating a large gap under the Bridge and Well deck

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In reality the Hull section is laying flat on the seafloor with the very front of the bow buried over 60 feet into the silt. If I was to replicate this on my model would need a base about two inches thick and dig a hole for the bow to sit in. That's just silly and I don't want or need a base that thick. So the fix would be to remove 60 scale feet or so of bow. Here is my plan.

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Using this highly sophisticated and delicate modeling tool (a belt sander) I set to work. I mounted the belt sander and locked it in the on position. I then sanded the bow section until it was level with the rest of the main hull. Easy peasy. This is where re-enforcing the hull earlier paid off. It actually took a lot of work to hold the hull in place while sanding it down. It was ripped from my hands and shot across the room several times. I have no doubt I would have inadvertently crushed the sides together and broken the keel had I not re-enforced them

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Much more gooder... ;-) :mrgreen:

Next I need to find some good pictures of both the port and starboard sides of the aft section where she tore apart from the stern. I know it doesn't have to be exact nor will it but I want to try and get close to what it really looks like.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to look at my silly project and a special thanks to those that have been adding to the conversation. You guys are the best
 
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