Yes the hull is hollow, but about 1cm thick! The doors are glued in place and I did think about having them open, but with the casting's thickness it wouldn't have been very convincing and I didn't want to start shaving large amounts of resin from the inside to make it look thinner. It is a nice kit though and I am enjoying making it up. I had a bonus today, whilst she was gardening the wife was throwing out some Lavender plants that had been decimated by the freak heatwave, I snagged them and they have fabulous root systems that can be used for 'branches' and 'trees', so that is the groundwork sorted.
Thank you for your kind words about the prize fund, I don't take part in any of these things as the prizes were scrounged by myself for distribution to you lot in the Quizzes and other competitions. This one was entirely the suggestion of Michael Bishop and I sorted out the mechanics of it, I am happy about just taking part in the Group Build. I get my reward from the great emails I receive when someone has unexpectedly won something, priceless.
All the best,
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
― Douglas MacArthur