...looks good with the door open. Not sure how to depict the rudder controls though... John
John, your comment got me thinking... I didn’t depict the rudder controls (what would amount to a large tiller) in the cabin, or the rudder raising cables leading from the winches above, or the mizzen mast base which might be visible through the door. It would all be guesswork anyway as I have no references from which to work.
So I’m taking a different tack entirely. Rather than creating a technically accurate space, I thought I’d go for something a little more interesting and focus on the human element. The figure I test fitted earlier looked good, but with that large open door I thought it might be fun to try something a little different.
CAUTION – IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY NUDITY OR HUMAN SEXUALITY READ NO FURTHER!
but if you’re game, scroll down...
I found these unconventional HO scale figures online:
With the brass bedposts discarded and the mattress sanded down to just the bedding, the couple make an amusing subtext discreetly tucked away inside the cabin.
I wasn’t sure this whimsical element would be entirely appropriate to the dignity of Pyro’s classic junk, but my wife assured me that she finds it hilarious, especially since you have to get really close to the model to see what’s going on in there.
Even under extreme lighting, the side windows offer only a very limited view inside. Once the deck is installed above, the figures will actually become rather hard to see in the dim enclosed space (the wife suggested that I install a small light).
That looks great, a lil surprise when you look around the back! ...BobSolo
I agree, Bob; here’s my favorite perspective – the “stern view”: