Pic 5: The main gun deck almost completed. Keep a close eye on each plank to make sure it's in exactly the right place, butted up tightly to its neighbour and in contact with all the formers underneath.

Note the little crocodile and bulldog clips - you can't have too many of these guys! Much of the problem-solving with a model like this is figuring out how to hold something while the glue dries. I do use Superglue sometimes but only when nothing else will do. It is unforgiving and mistakes are irreversible.

Enhancement: The concave undersides of the overhanging formers can still be seen, and since exposed plywood looks awful on any model, I later covered these exposed edges with light veneer strips. Simple to do and so much nicer!

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