The build was straightforward except for the turtleback deck forward. In retrospect I should have built a frame out of wood like a balsa airplane model, as it was I went through a lot of card trying to cut some to fit a conical section onto the front of the model. I made smaller guns to represent the 4" QF guns commonly found on such vessels, and I built the Vickers style torpedo tubes out of a used .22cal pistol cartridge and a paper tube and a wood turning. The smokestacks are rolls of card and the companionway is a block of balsa wrapped in card.
the family photo, it seems each new boat has less yellow in it
3/4 front view, the fixed above-water launch tube can be seen in the bow
the other side, it is a sleek vessel
3/4 rear, a nasty angle to approach if you are a foe,
three 4"QF guns and three more torpedo tubes
3/4 above, for having almost no superstructure the deck certainly is a crowed place
stern from the water
and then above, another look at the crowed deck
side view above
the crews must have loved the open bridge on a low, fast ship such as this
I am going to take a break from the boats for a little while now, there is a ton of plastic crying out for assembly and paint and I still have buildings that need work as well. Heck, I might just cut back to one a month from here on in.