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Kit manufacturer: Revell
Vehicle type: Civic
Engine type: Diesel-electric
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Model scale: 1:350
So, what if I lay out something old, not published yet)).
I assembled “Mary” quite long ago, about 4 year ago…
That’s a good Revell kit of high quality, only the railing is a bit too thick, but for such a scale there is probably no other way to make them.
I practically didn’t modify anything, except the fact that for the “revival” of the Revell ship model I added 8 LEDs. To avoid the transparency of the plastic, from inside I padded the model in three layers. I filled the illuminators with PVAC glue, which after drying formed a clear matte film that securely hid the internal wiring and scattered light very well.
I’ve had a sad experience of using a hair dryer to dry the details. At one point, I overused it. The bow of the superstructure (the one that is under the captain’s bridge, all curved, with lots of windows) melted, wrinkled and angrily transferred to the state not subject to restoration. Depression was strong, yeah… Using a knife and swearing, from millimetric cardboard at the fourth attempt I made some kind of an untimely deceased detail.
Also there was completely lost the right half of the exhaust pipe. That also made me take the knife and cardboard in my hands…
Well, in general, something like that. Everything took about 3 months.
P.S. I’m sorry for photos, they are the only ones I found. I won’t manage to re-shoot the cruise ship model, as time hasn’t pitied the model, and it requires serious restauration.