Hijacking the thread back from the (interesting) Typ XXIII discussion:
I am holding the SN Typ IIA kit in my hands now. I noticed that the forward hull pieces have rests of casting channels on the separation line, so that it is not possible to hold the hull halves together without bringing out a good knife or a small saw. There are also casting residues where the deck is supposed to meet the hull - again, no test fitting without cutting.
Talking about the deck: opening the slots in the deck will be cumbersome but doable. The slots are a bit narrower than on the VIIC, so clean work will be more difficult. A metal deck would be worth its money, I hope Eduard will come to the rescue here.
The line where the hull is vertically joined seems like a natural point of separation for RC application, to insert a WTC. The deck is not separated at that line and fine details are in the way of cutting it there, but there are ways around that.
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