I decided to add the rivets while waiting for the glue to fully dry
then I slid the funnel off of the Epi-pen tube
slightly wider and a wee bit shorter
the beginning of a hinge, fold the paper over and press the crease in
(next time I will remember to take a decent photo)
when you straighten out the fold it creates a ridge that serves as the hinge-pin
cut the hinge out of the paper strip carefully
I added a base to the funnel as I did not fancy trying to
add rivets after I had attached the funnel to the deck
another "look check", and the Captain gets a first look at the new ship
you need to check your gun axis height,
no point in adding railings that will get blown off!
the secondary guns will end up with a lower railing
railing posts installed, just waiting of the line to dry
all she needs now is a launch and a couple of masts
very business-like, I am starting to like the way this one turned out
Now I have to make up my mind who the OpFor really is, I try to use historical paint jobs on my models (even if the ships themselves are more like cartoons than models) so I need an enemy whose paint scheme is either very stylish or very outlandish. Not to say that the paint-jobs can't be both. No camouflage, it seems so pointless on a ship that creates huge plumes of black smoke when running, a nice bold color scheme is what is needed. Hmmmmm....................
UPDATE: Now with railings and masts!
to me it never feels like a ship until the railings are on
one funnel got shifted to the rear to make room for a mast
that will have a crane for the launch that will sit on top of the deckhouse
the deck is still really crowded
3/4 stern shot
the crew sizes her up
I think that I will need to order more crew!
yep, a LOT more crew
I really like how the deck house turned out
test paint job in black and light gray
I think I might just switch to a dark gray hull with pale blue-gray upperworks