Today I took the Athabaskan model out of the shipping crate. Had a good look at what is ahead of me and kept the fittings and deck houses out of the crate. So, possibly next week I will make the first steps at actually working on the model. Probably the first thing to figure out is the best way to remove paint and glue. Most of the glue that dad used is CA but there is some other discoloured stuff visible as well. I have access to carb cleaner and something similar to Castrol Super Clean (which does a great job in removing paint from plastic models). And of course there is lacquer thinners and paint remover but those have too many fumes to deal with. We shall see….