Just a couple of quick notes regarding the 8" turret update:
*There is only ONE FCS director hood on each turret, portside. I had two on mine - assumed there to be two, and I've been retired long enough to have forgotten what assuming does to one. In addition, the shot I was using to determine its position was a little misleading (i.e.; didn't have my glasses on) and I had mine positioned a little low vis-a-vis the real thing. The hood should be almost exactly halfway up the turret side.
*The Elmer's Glue weather covers will require repeated applications before they've built up enough material to accurately portray them. The Elmer's tends to shrink pretty seriously as it sets, though other builders may have other materials that don't. I may have given the impression that it was an "apply once and forget it" thing, and my apologies there. Also, if you use this method, it's likely you'll lose any space between the barrels - there should be ladders there, but even without the weather covers in place, there's not much room for the PE ladders.