Meanwhile, back at the ship yards. Crews are working overtime trying to get the new S-boat ready. The bottom of the hull has to be cut off to make a waterline kit. I hate doing that, it is so hard to get it all straight, and level.
I trace the hull with a black marker and then cut out the plastic with a craft knife. The plastic then is glued with Model Master styrene cement. After it dries for a long time, a couple hours, I run a second bead of glue on the inside edge of the hull / base for extra strength.
I also glue small bits of styrene to various parts of the hull where it joins or when it meets the hull for greater strength. Never underestimate the ham handedness of wargamers.