So I got a bunch more done. The WTC fits well and locks down when the lower hull opening is closed. Handy.
I got the business end done and tested the movement and all is very smooth being that it is so direct. That little Kilo prop you see back there really puts out a bunch of water. So I'm hopeful it will move the ship as well or better than the one shown in Japan.
There's plenty of room for a lipo next to the WTC in the wet. In will be sealed in a balloon. Nothing new here. Nice thing is the WTC with the dive planes, rudder and prop are all stand alone and remove form the lower hull in one piece.
Even better I never had to cut or modify the hull outside in anyway. When running her in the pool I can remove the WTC. Put back the hanger deck and even close the hanger door for display making this two models in one. I was hoping that would be the case and held off ordering another for display only. Good news all around.
I applied flat black to the inside of the neck and lower hull to stop light from leaking through and making the hull glow like the moon. Additionally I painted flat white back or it for reflection. It does take much light I've found to evenly make the windows glow. This kit even comes with insert clear window for every single hole!
Here's some pictures. I need to tidy up this a bit or at least blow off the grinding polycarb dust but you'll get the idea.
More to come.