This weekend's progress.
Preparing sub assemblies for spraying.
The Funnel, and the structure in front of the conning tower built & test fitted.
The searchlight platform on the upper half of the bridge fitted and work on the railings under way, this is provided in one piece, but with many curves I cut it into sections to curve and fit.
All done, apologies, but I thought I had taken pictures, but there were a total of 9 sections.
All the etch on the upper bridge, I have also painting the top deck, not sure of it's purpose, flag bridge maybe? I am adding a little detail inside, so far a binnacle and some voice pipes. Might add a bit more, probably won't be visible, but better safe than sorry.
Very careful handling will be needed not to knock those etched yard arms off.
The etch included in the artworx deck includes some of the deck details that had to removed to fit the deck. The tracks abeam of the bridge, the stbd side has been fitted, considering how fragile it was, very few issues.
Tracks and turntable for the aircraft.
steel inset abeam of A turret, again stbd side only added.
More detail added to the after superstructure, still a lot to add, and the funnel test fitted, Michael was right, there was a bit of an issue with the funnel and the searchlight platform, nothing a little file work didn't fix.
More etch on the after end of the lower bridge structure.
And the upper bridge structure test fitted.
Finally an overview with everything in place.
Looks well on the way, but this is mostly big bits, many small details to add before the windy stick comes out.