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Old 05-02-2021, 12:29 AM
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Thanks, Renaud for your valuable information. It has emboldened me to use go a shade darker with the upperworks.
After adding the rudder, bilge keels and propeller shafts, it was time to turn the hull upside down. This required building the cradle to hold the model upright. Even so, I have left the outboard propellers aside until a much later stage of construction, as I otherwise have a strong tendency to keep knocking their blades off.
My display cradle is a simple scratch-built affair constructed with panels of a card/balsa/card sandwich. It is intended to be strong, stable and relatively unobtrusive.
At this stage I have built up the portside hull in seagoing mode, with all hatches closed. I plan to display the starboard side with searchlight, and gun hatches open to illustrate a harbour defence mode, but that is going to involve a lot more work.
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