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  1. thanks all but Unfortunately if it’s not weathered now it’s bland! 

    moving along, the upper works, unpainted, 2EDA0D81-D3E9-4654-9FA5-8B8CA8BA9333.thumb.jpeg.46a09a2c197fb04a2a3a2465aea7aa4e.jpeg


    primer; you can see my scratch built splinter mattresses with the details scratched in, came up OK so far,B3D8D815-51FF-4C8B-9895-57BCE257433C.thumb.jpeg.5b8e714a64f182e24454e43191380879.jpeg


    the first deck painted an old rust colour, I’ll give it some chipping fluid after I do a clear coat. These would have been busy areas with lots of foot traffic 66D8A14E-F30E-4875-8558-DD0DB5F21147.thumb.jpeg.d5a8f774bd8357a29027e92c90f87365.jpeg

  2. I got sets of decks, one that came with the PE focsle and a plastic backed (non adhesive deck- absolutely a nightmare to work with) and a full adhesive deck with a wooden focsle now cut to size. What you can’t see is I scraped the inner gunnels down so there is a half mm ledge, where I will now break lots of drill bits when I make the holes for stanchions. 

    this ship actually had a painted deck. Jamie from Sovereign Hobbies is pretty much the expert in RN paints so I’m going to go with what he says. The colours may not be 100% accurate from me but Meh. It adds to the challenge weathering a painted deck like I did with My Essex. I’m thinking of giving it a clear coat over the deck first to help the paint bed down. 724676DB-3417-4157-84FF-663C2B4C3E1B.jpeg.8affe3d315db47d8246acd1965cff2c3.jpeg

  3. Bollards. The objects that the ship gets tied on to. 

    the little bits on the railings bend down to the deck and are like support structures. There are called stanchions. 

    Different navies has differing types, the Royal Navy does a 3 rail, which all fold down for ship handling anyways. 

  4. She has some pretty good lines, so I’ve now cut in the plates. I’m going to oil can her below the waterline ( because I can really), the RN had a serious shortage of enamel for their paints and o it the boot strap was good quality as that was the highest exposure area at the waterline. I have to finish my last guns for the Strasbourg this week. 

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