Like everyone else, I am devastated by the loss of all of the prior log material on the site. Although it won't be possible for me to reproduce the logs of my previous builds, I will, at some point, try to post pictures from those builds. For now, I will update my current build. I wll try soon to repost the pictures that I previously posted on this log.
My most recent completed work was to make and add the propeller, rudder and tiller. The propeller is the kit casting, mounted to a shaft and painted brass. The rudder was shaped and tapered and mounted to a two part shaft made of tube and painted black to match the hull. The tiller was shaped, stained golden oak, finished with Wipe-on Poly and mounted on the rudder shaft with a pin.
I'm now working on the boiler which is a complex, but fun project.