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  1. Lanyard pullies for the mast and start of cockpit rework
  2. Window drain scoops, each window has 1 & the gun turrets have 2. They will be reshaped slightly once installed. Without the equipment or really the skills to Photo Etch, tiny parts like this have to made which mean no 2 are exactly alike, but close. I do plan to learn how to make casting to help with the duplication process . Also with time to reflect on my work, I have made upgrades/improvements to most areas of the superstructure. Will post soon
  3. Smoke generator/w hold down straps & base
  4. Made the foot rails from Mahogany, with guidance from Jeff D pt103.com I followed a cross of his drawings & Dumas patterns. Given the fragile scale here I will soak in water then heat bend them in place. Being very careful not to snap them.
  5. I hope all are being safe. Scratch Build the mast, took 3 weeks & 68 fabricated parts, After final paint I will add the light & cover & the power cord.
  6. First my hopes & prayers go out to everyone during theses unsure times. The craft new all love seems rather secondary. One of my suppliers is from Spain which is closed for shipping, I’m still able is get deliveries from Cornwall boats for now, will stock up from them and work from back stock for the rest. Started laying out the control panel area, the test fit went well, Made the throttle control box, it’s still rough, needs some smoothing but its close. All in all, it will work just fine.
  7. Built the Jack staff and Stern flag mast, pretty simple, they will look good with the pullies, lanyards and flags added. Scratch build Bridge search light, it took some work to get it right, only concern is the turn knob might be a little big ?? if so minor fix . Will add the glass & reflective inside after finale painting.
  8. While waiting for a parts shipment, I decided to rework several areas, as with most builders, you look at something long enough, improve on a certain skill set, or both you always seem to find something you could do better. So I reworked the starboard ammo locker, the bridge spotlight locker, and the bridge starboard door. Time will tell if I keep them as is.
  9. Fit checking parts on the engine house cover, still some clean up to do, but getting there.
  10. My attempt to scratch build the 20mm gun horn, due to the noise, the 20 mm sits near the engine room, so the horn was used to notify the gunners. The horn is small, and I was working from pictures. It took about a week I got it as close as my skill level will allow Still I think its a nice touch . and once you commit to alloty of detailing, your all in.
  11. Engine hatch cowl vents, very small detail pieces made from brass strip, brass tube, brass nails, and washes. The detailing was time consuming and a patience tester, but I think the effect works
  12. Cabin vent finished ready to prime, starting the four engine vents next.
  13. Finally finished the 20 mm ammo lockers, ready for the primer. It took 5 days of trial & error, at times it was a real pain to get the right look, keeping something close to scale. Overall, I’m happy with them, which in the end is all that matters. My thanks to all who sent plans, ideas & pictures
  14. Added handles & latches to the engine room cover, latches are small very hard to see, quick primer coat to prep for clean-up sanding Made handles & deck brackets for the 20 MM ammunition boxes, boxes and lids are in the building stage.
  15. Put in the floor in the bridge area, installed the bridge drain and gas fill caps

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