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After removal, the blocky mold was further supplemented (right) with a block covering the entire (similarly-accurized) bow, by standing the entire mold on end (not shown), to plunge into a small plastic ex-cole-slaw (or whatever) container, seen at far-right. This mold, then, can serve double-duty - though not both at the same time: to cast the desired hull-bottom when lying flat, and the upgraded bow, when stood on-end!
Thus - to retain a heavy "foot" to stand on, at the bow - further trimming to conform to the hull was limited essentially to the aft end:
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There are some further (really cool) features designed into this mold - and some special procedure(s) to cast, using it - however I will have to think some more about whether these should be posted, for all to see...
Nor will the above casting be the next thing(s) to do: again, it's not a Matty's Models priority - and all the resin/casting stuff is all packed away in storage, anyway.
More likely (though I'm still thinking it over) will be - especially seeing as how this New Jersey model needs some cleanup and one or two minor repairs after the above ordeal, anyway - I'll just break out the required upgrade parts and proceed with the Black Dragon refit!