How many modelers like adding interior features when building their ship "creations? I built a 1:350 scale Arizona model last year and, as always, build the decking, machinery spaces, boilers, generators, barbettes, and void spaces into the ship before moving on to the exterior. In fact, armor plating is usually added with plastic card, aluminum or steel depending on thickness and almost always brought to scale. I've even tested some plating for penetration resistance. In case of attack, of course! Even my ship's magazines often have armor plating and sometimes a small bit of real black powder in casings. My oilers and tankers are always watertight & all float upright - full or empty of their cargo. It seems to me that the model is worth a whole lot more to me with full interior even if I'm the only one who knows it!

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Glen Van Olden
Fair Lawn, NJ

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