Well, I finally took the time to complete the paintwork and add a dash of detailing on Nemesis. I think this has turned out pretty well for a spin-off of a failed project (it WAS supposed to be a small torpedoe-boat when this all started, an effort that I need to return to) albeit a fair bit larger than first planned. Even when I had decided to finish this project I still managed to get distracted and burn a few hours on stuff that would have been fine if left alone.
this is the sort of thing that always get me into trouble, a ship needs a boat,
so I built a little thing, just a bit of balsa and some card
but it looked dumb just sitting on the deckhouse,
besides it was squishing the handles on the doors
so I built a frame to hold it, the French loved complicated
boat-handling equipment so it just seemed right,
rivets were needed. of course
we were having a "snow-event" so I made my own angle-irons from card
instead of going to buy Plastruct from the hobby shop
ta-da! a boat rack
having burned an hour and a half on that I got down to gluing the bits into place
after I had built a crane to lift the boat, when will I learn!
finally, when the glue had set for a bit,
it was time for the official portrait photo shoot.
the midships, a very busy place
and the stern
the stern view
more of that busy midships,
that boat sure looks cool up on that nifty rack....
the boat is deployable, of course
a close-up of one of the secondary guns
the formal profile
I rather got carried away didn't I? must learn to minimize deck clutter
formal profile the other way
and one with a ruler, for giving a sense of scale