Rick, thanks for the responce.You were a big help on the color scheme. when you mentioned the white I remembered seeing that some where, I would have missed that little detail. I tried dry fitting the pump jet housings on the opposite sides of where they are supposed to go and i didn't care for the way it looked. I think I will cut the stern planes off the pump jets with my scroll saw, assemble and install the pump jets then relocate the stern planes at 90 degrees. This brings up another possible problem, the stern planes tie into a fairing that runs the entire length of the boat. Trying to fair in the stern planes on such a small model (13" total length) with out moving the entire strip all the way to the bow would also look bad, or would it. about the contour of the bow, is it too low or too high? It being the way the fairing that sticks out.
Your comment on the windows: The model I have is copy writed 2002, The windows at least up forward are molded clear plastic as well as the conning tower observation windows, The windows that appear to be on the sides are molded into the hull. I will open those up and glue clear acrylic inside before closing up the hull.
When this is done I have a Monogram 1/60 flying sub to put together. This one is copy writed 1995.
Other projects on the sci-fi side of the house include the sub Seaquest and the Stinger from the same show.I found all but the Seaquest by chance at a hobby shop I went into on a whim. On the non sci-fi side I have the lion fish by Monogram, The Ohio, 688 from Dragon, A type XXI (don't remeber who put the kit out) and a solid resin Ohio put out by the company I work for, Electric Boat. And finally I have the new Revell type VIIc. All waiting for me to get off the long hours I've been working. With any luck I'll have the 1/50 scale Gato R/C kit by Engel for my birthday in a couple of weeks.
Hope to see you at the regatta