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  1. So, after all that, the range finders on the side were removed in 1939, so a bit more bashing required.
  2. Mainmast, part a. Tripods armrest horrible things to build, the housing is added to a bit as there appears to be another cabin added on top by wartime. Top mast next
  3. I’ve never put enamels through my airbrush either. Weathered the wooden ‘pre chewed’ decks can be problematic as the detail can disappear with washes, maybe just a touch at the start of a plank to age it or pastels. You could always give it a diluted grey over spray to make the teak look weathered / faded
  4. If you’re using an airbrush do a diluted grey to fade it a bit. Tripod masts are a killer to get right so you’ve got that bit done just fine.
  5. @cog this is one of the few books that actually shows how to rig and deploy them, but because these ships are so complex they can’t show everything, for example they don’t show the rigging for the propeller guards.
  6. Everything I read these days is pretty much E-pubs or Audible books. I have bookshelves full of books that are quite obscure and won’t ever go to digital though. I still love my AOTS hardbacks, the reference is invaluable, there is a diagram how to rig and run paravanes for this class
  7. I don’t think so but China Attacks might be relevant
  8. The hull painted, the wooden deck actually had to be glued down, it would not separate from the plastic. I’ll give it a day to dry then I can do some filters and weathering
  9. I’ve been lucky enough (if you can call it that) to be able to go in to work and continue as normal. The advantage of living on an island we have only lost 101. anyways, the bow area painted red and white for identification. Step one. A day of dryng the I can start on the Hull, then start the weathering and filtering processes.
  10. It’s interesting how there is a few new multi media companies bringing out some great offerings now. Whilst they seem expensive it’s not that bad when you consider how many after after markets are required. With the advent of 3D printing some of the detail just blows my mind and it now is a PE / Printing aftermarket world which just supersedes Resin but the base plastic kits are still pretty damn good.
  11. Amidships metal deck, it needs to be quite dark looking at the original photos. One I’ve done the red and white now I can work it a bit more.

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