The upper deck piece... needs some work. The kit details are nice. And I remember opening up the kit and thinking, "Cool, they put in the metal fore and after deck." Unfortunately, a lot of it is wrong -- for Wahoo anyway.
Below is detail from actual Wahoo drawings made by Mare Island during her post 5th war patrol refit in July of '43. They aren't strictly to scale but they do reveal all the details that made her unique in her own way.
Al lot of which is shared by her sister Silversides which still survives in Muskegon. JeffP was kind enough to take extensive deck photos of her several years ago. They will go a long way in getting things right topside. Unfortunately, one of the things that made Silversides unique was the fact that she was one of very few boats that had a 2/3 wood deck. Her foredeck is entirely made of wood, unlike Wahoo's which had metal fore and aft. Despite this, I feel pretty fortunate to be so well armed with images and drawings when working on a lost boat.
To begin with, I need a blank canvas. So I started sanding off the incorrect (for Wahoo) deck features such as doors, the postwar emergency marker buoy, etc. You can see a stock kit part below, and the chastised part I will use above. Haven't figured out how I'm going to tackle the perforated deck part just yet. But first things first -- I'll start at the bullnose and work my way aft.
Here's a detail shot of Wahoo's bow during her 7-43 refit. This is what I'm shooting for.