6 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
Well the end of the lockdown is in sight and my building time may go with the regulations shopping days out etc so that's why there havnt been any updates until now.
Lots of bits to finish electrical and fittings being the main. First job was to complete the cabin interior along with other bits it all goes towards closing up the roof of same. I did a basic interior just a suggesting that there is an interior as you cant see much through the windows. A 1/24 scale pit crew figure a handmade wheel and some plasticard fitments.
Next is the afore mentioned searchlight built and rebuilt 3 times to get it right finally with the wires through the base and into the cabin.
The mast then pressed to be made constructed from brass and fitted with 3mm LEDs with the live through the center and the brass acting as an earth it now awaits paint and the lamp covers to be fitted. I was blessed to have a load of info sent to me from Brightwork a copy of the plans but the text is a little blurred so lighting is generic taken from other sources.
As with all of the fittings nothing is available off the shelf so another piece is the anchor made from brass awaiting paint and the construction of the anchor winch there I rest for now.