Today I decided to take a good look at the entire Boat to gauge where to start.
I have taken a great amount of photography so that she will go back in the same or more realistic fashion.
Having taken off all the removable superstructure sections I decided that I will concentrate on the main hull both structurally and the mechanical components.
Starting at the bow I removed the two turrets
Underneath I found two screws which having undone revealed a turret rotation mechanism hidden away.
Repulse is giving up her secrets!
Taking off the gun barbette’s below decks hidden away is a handmade turret rotating mechanism and servo.
Removing this I find a quite crude but effective unit and servo.
This is suitable to dismantle and rebuild whist at the same time improving its design.
What I am discovering is that whoever built this model previously had some good ideas but was not that tidy in executing them.
If you look closely at the pictures shown you can see that finishing leaves a lot to be desired.
Sorry if the pictures are not in chronological order.
While I am here can I ask if anyone knows of a reliable deck planking supplier.As you can see the existing deck is poor and needs replacing.