Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gunboat - upper deck works


Its a hot and humid day, and I'm staying indoors in the cool, working on the gunboat a bit more.

So far the upper deck breastworks are finished. I opted for a green exterior with black iron bolts to give it that Victorian railway look. The bolts are again made by small dabs of black gloss Puffy Paint.

Upper deck before the bolts were applied.
This is a quick and easy method of making bolts.


I decided to use a couple of magnets to hold the upper deck in place. One is already serving as the base for the after upper deck gun. The other is fixed in place within the superstructure, and will hold the two small washers fixed to the underside of the deck.


A bit crude, but it'll do the job.
Next up will be the pilot house, smokestack, ventilators and mast.

4 comments:

Paul O'G said...

Looking good AJ!

Paul O'G said...

Needs a Hotchkiss Gun:
http://pauljamesog.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/naval-hotchkiss-revolving-cannon.html

A J said...

Thanks for you comments, gentlemen. It does indeed need a Hotchkiss, Paul, and thanks for the link to your photos. Great minds think alike. I was thinking of scratch-building one for the rear deck weapon.

Ogilvie VC said...

love your work. Looking forward to seeing this in action.

 

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