Deck handling

After a brief hiatus to finish the folded Hellcat, the aircraft carrier project continues. After assembling the basic hull I had a go at modifying the flight deck.

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The first thing was getting the white lines right (the kit differed from the photos I have seen of HMS Triumph). Also, I had to change the identifier from ‘C’ for Colossus (the ship in the kit) to ‘P’ for Triumph. Before you ask, ‘T’ had already been used for Theseus.

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Then there are the famous Union Flag and the arrester cables. In the kit, the lines of the cables are barely raised and I suppose you are meant to paint them. Instead I’ve used some 0.3mm fishing line and strung it over the deck as in the “work in progress” shot above. Then I stuck the whole lot together, did some painting, added the island and the endless gun sponsons and we have reached this point…

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So, long way to go, especially as I’m missing half the funnel and there are loads of those photo etch things to do, but we are moving on.

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