that is a lot of yellow, I might still paint the upper deck black
the flying bridge is manned
one of the big things still missing is a mast of some sort
the Captain watches the crew testing one of the boats
he bids the crew return so that he may take the steam launch for a turn about the harbor
a right jolly boat it is!
with the crew all aboard they are ready to sail
It has been a long time since I worked on something this large and I have learned a few lessons during this build. One; sub-assemblies, never put something this big together right off the bat, smaller pieces are easier to work on and less likely to end up broken during handling. Two; put the railings on last!!!! Three; do a few sketches first, I wasted a lot of time moving things around to get the "right look" because I came to this on a whim. Four; order/buy any needed parts in advance, several times I had to stop work to run out and get items or wait (admittedly a very short time) for parts ordered from an outside source, this did not help speed the assembly. All in all I have about thirty dollars in material and about twenty hours of work involved so I think things turned out well. The next project is a protected cruiser of much simpler design which should go together much quicker.