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  1. I think what Cog said. I’m crap at planes. I just use decal fix.
  2. It does not seem like much, but 2 days work to rig the railings. I have only done a single rail amidships as this appears on original photos. I’ve also added the 12 waist gun barrels and 6 88mm’s.
  3. Sigh. I tried it on scrap pieces ages ago and did not like the outcome. Maybe some oils.
  4. Tried, wrong at this scale. Stepping back it’s not too bad. The decks would be hardwood in real life. So if wet would look almost black, if dried out, grubby. I can play with it a bit but if real it would be a like plastic deck. Using pastels with a fixer will lose the detail of the planks.
  5. Yes I know, the thing is when you stain it the waxy pre chewed deck’s planking disappears
  6. You sir, are amazing. I’m loving the build.
  7. Returning to the forecastle, I removed the home made chain stoppers and replaced them with Pelican hooks which are correct. Three are loose as I intend to have an anchor hanging down. You can just make out lines running to the capstan and bollards which will be run down to the torpedo net booms later.
  8. Back at work now, which has slowed me up. Lots of tiny details to collate again before the next update. It’s now up to me build partners.
  9. Thanks. Using 1/700 destroyer bollards I’ve rigged the first half of the brailing davits. I also added 6 German coaling winches to the deck. Starboard side done
  10. Now the aftermarket set provides brailing davits with no placement instructions or even folding instructions. I’ve taken a self educated guess as to their placement. I’ve replaced the kit and aftermarket sets railing with individual stanchions.

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