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  1. Now, you may be forgiven for thinking that the Martian has lost the last of whatever he ever had of the plot and come up with a plan so cunning that Baldrick would be jealous of it, but bear with me, there is a kind of method in my madness. Having got my Mercury build ready for paint earlier today, with the Delfin build at a similar stage and the Holland build coming on apace, I was wondering what else I could be doing before I set my room up for a painting session. For those who don't know, my room is only six feet x five feet and it has to be set up for building or set up for painting, not both. I therefore get a batch of models ready for painting to avoid the hassle of having to keep changing the room around all the time. Anyhow, in order to stop the Devil making work for idle tentacles I had a rummage around in my ready use kit stash (Oh yes I have more than one stash.) and came across the Mikro-Mir 1/35 kit of the CSS Hunley submarine. I had been gifted this kit by Mikro-Mir when it first came out and had always intended to try and do something a bit special with it. Pulling the kit out, the thought came into my head , "why not combine building the kit with something else you have always intended to do ?)(If that's not an opening for @CedB then I don't know what is!) I have always wanted to try a cut away build of something and I have quite a lot of information on the Hunley. Her hand cranked propulsion system should prove a good test of Albion Alloys Connecto system of joining tubing together and the nature of their slide fit tubing will be helpful for such things as bushes. I am very aware that I am stepping well outside my comfort zone here and may very well crash and burn but if we can carry it off, we may well end up with quite an attractive model. I use the word "we" here not as in the Martian "we" but as in us as I am a bit nervous about this one and feel I am going to need support to get me through the build. I did an in box review of the kit shortly after I received it and it can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971638-mikromir-hunley-in-box-review/ Let's start with the box art. This is a copy of a well known painting and I hope, using some of ICM's 1/35 Confederate figures to display the model in a similar style. I began by drilling out all of the port holes in the hull. I did these a tad oversized as I have a cunning plan to add a bit of bling to the finished model which will be either black or a mid to dark grey depending on what source you consult. I shall do some more sleuthing on that one as it was about six years ago that I last researched the vessel and new information is sure to have come to light during her restoration. Next I screwed up all of my courage, took a deep breath and cut three large openings in the hull. There, the die is now cast and there is no going back. Mystic Martian now sees a lot of white styrene marching inexorably in the direction of this build. Thanks for looking. Martian the Apprehensive
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