I have this Trumpter 1/350 scale 1944 USS Indianapolis kit I got several months ago and plan to build during the winter. As time allows I have been looking at model ships others have built for ideas on detailing, paint, etc. One thing that seems to be a must for a complete looking finished product is the railings, which usually seem to be an add on.
Eduard company offers a PE railing set for the Academy Indianapolis kit and also a more generic “US Navy ships” railing set. I wonder does the one for the Academy kit work for the 1944 Trumpeter kit or would the general US Navy set work and include enough rails?
Over the last year and a half when I started back building models after a 40 year hiatus, I have built 20+ WWII era airplane and a couple of tanks. Even so this Indianapolis kit seems a whole higher level of detail and complexity.
Question 2: Does anyone recommend maybe starting with a smaller ship, I was thinking a destroyer, American or British preferably, but I see there are some pretty nice looking German Z series WWII kits available too. I like the WWII era models, be they planes, ships or models, generally speaking, and want to do 1/350 scale.
I know there are those who post on iModeler that built really terrific ship models and hope some may share their sage wisdom and advice – Thanks!