Steve did an awsome job wrapping her up to ship back to me.
However, I suspect UPS saw through his plan and used their evil means to perhaps drop my box from the top of a DC10 on it's end. I join the ranks of those whose boats are damaged in shipping
I found, amazingly in a box full of squggles, the broken fixed stator that could not survive the 3 G decelleration when the UPS receiver missed the catch from the DC10 test drop and completed the concrete density test on my pumpjet. I am only glad the submarine had not quite reached terminal velocity
. A test I think they call the "High Intensity Targeting", or HIT test.
The impellor is easly straighten, but the paint gave way, despite the etching I had done to the base metal. It was not ready for the HIT test.
Repairs should not be too bad, and have already started. I only hope I can blend into Steve's paint job as it is all I had hoped it would be.
Threw in a 1/96 Shroud next to the 1/44 to give you an idea of the size differences.