Well, not really a build part, but a milestone of sorts. The build was on hold while I was thinking what to do with the drain holes and also while I spent valuable modeling time building planes. This build goes on for about two years now and not because it’s that difficult. True, there is a lot to be done but I like to approach each step with sincere desire for perfection instead of pressure of hasty completion. So, I’m taking my time with this one.
About the drain holes – the straightforward option, Modelbrass is long out of production. While I was considering embarking to a wonderful journey of photoetching (which I still do) along with studying some CAD drawing to may be order a one off design, numerous online source were monitored in hope the modelbrass kit would surface somewhere. And it did. Thrice actually, in a period of two years. First time it was sold before I had time to blink, the second one auctioned way off a reasonable price, but the third time it’s mine. I’ve bought it off ebay and it’s under way to me just as I write these letters. So the boat is likely to receive a decent portion of attention at last as the drain holes replacement is the major thing was holding the build back. A Joy!