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  1. After the clearcoat had almost 2 weeks to dry, the hull parts were sanded wet with 3000 grit. Then I used the Meguiar`s 3-Step Deep Crystal Set to create a glossy finish. The green color looks a bit too bright in the pictures.
  2. Hi Alan. Thanks a lot for you comments. To cut the instrument rings cleanly I use a simple technique: The first thing I do is take a pipe with the desired diameters. Then I cut a piece off by rolling the blade over the pipe until it breaks. The broken piece is for the garbage can. Now I take the pipe and carefully sanding down the cut surface until it is smooth and even with different types of sanding sticks from the drugstore (from rough until very smooth). Then I cut another piece off by rolling the blade over the pipe. This time, however, in the approximate wid
  3. I'm not sure if I should use the steering wheel. However, it has pretty impressive details, such as the fine knobs on the rim, which would provide a firm grip if it came into contact with water. On the back I have attached a kind of fastening lock.
  4. The next step was to build the dashboard with gauges lighting matching the exterior color.
  5. My replica is not one hundred percent the same as the original. The upper and lower units are connected to each other with small stainless steel rods after being glued to the hull.
  6. It continues with various little things. On the one hand, it is about recreating the "wing", which is fixed at the tail of speed boats. Maybe someone knows what to call this part. Didn't find anything about it somehow. In terms of function, I would guess that you can use it to regulate the inclination at which the front protrudes out of the water or it just serves to keep the boat steady on track. Here is an example photo:
  7. A couple of holes were filled in the hull and it took a lot of work to remove little spots and straighten out uneven surfaces. After priming, the parts were wet sanded with 3000 grit and then 3 coats of the green color were applied. The paint is an original car paint from the manufacturer Skoda and is called rally green (color code LF6Z). To give the boat a modern look, carbon fiber decals were applied on the top. The next step is to apply the clear coat, wet sanding and polishing.
  8. First off all: many thanks for the nice comments. I really appreciate that! Let`s continue with the propeller-unit and the rudder. The propeller comes from the kit, the rest is scratch build. I will probably not use the little fin that you can see on the left on the pictures.
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