Ahoy folks! Kotori's Big Gun Battleship Shipyard began construction today on two new Deutschland class battleships. It's a huge mess of laser-cut wood, 3d-printed plastic, and assorted other bits, but eventually this will become a pair of mighty predreadnought battleships. Since nobody else has been documenting their builds, I figured I should record mine. I'm still in the middle of assembling the two hulls, so it'll be a little bit before I get to post any major construction pics, but I'll at least give you all an overview of the plan. Like all PDNs, the Deutschland gets 3.5 units. I am a very offensive person, so I intend to use 3 units of cannons and a half-unit pump. Right now I'm planning for twin sterns and a bow sidemount, but that may change in the future. Since this is a very high-tech build, I also intend to equip it with as much 3d-printed hardware as possible, including BIC cannons (or variants thereof). Propulsion will be a single geared 550-size motor. I'm not sure if I'll go brushless or not, that may end up as a future upgrade. Batteries will be 7.4v 2S LiPo, and CO2 will be supplied by a super-fancy 4oz CO2 bottle with 1/4 turn valve. And unlike my Scharnhorst, these beauties will be equipped with electric solenoid firing systems. Ideally there will be just one servo in the entire boat, everything else will be waterproof ESCs or waterproof solenoid drivers. This thing should be waterproof enough to pour the water out after a sink and immediately resume fighting. Well that's it for now. It's time to start the next print.