Before I get started the one thing I forgot to post yesterday, references (well reminded Jan)
Right on the big scary project.
First job, cutting out the sea chest and overboard discharges to replace with Pontos etch.
Starting to cut out and clean up.
Cutting out done, and most of the cleaning.
The mounts for the screw guards and the moulded on iron ladders.
Removes, and mounts for etched replacements drilled, same on the paravene booms up for'd.
Hull halves joined.
The bow needs a bit of remedial work.
Holes for the rudder posts drilled, I used 3mm as suggested, 2.5 might have been better.
Shaft housing fitted, could have been better, but gaps rather than shape, so not all bad.
Filling, citadel liquid green stuff. a great product.
Apply with a paint brush.
Wipe with a moist paper towel, little if any sanding needed.
The bow done the hard way filed and sanded.
Rudders and prop shafts and brackets added.
All for now, maybe some more tomorrow,