The Italeri 1/35 scale PT Boat 596 is a large model and the fit is excellent. I did not have to use putty any where on this boat. I used Lion Roar's up-date photo-etch set, which is 6 photo-etch frets. This has all the brass for detailing this large model. I painted with Colorcoats Paint and used Gator Mask. I also used Coastal Forces plans. It was a fun build and a expressive model when done now just to find a place to put it.