Si, Russ and Mark,
thank you very much for your comments!! And all, thank you for your patience!! I hope you'll still stick around, even after this extended break - substantial longer than I planned...
However, here is an update, and to the ship, not to AAA or boats or the like.
First, I still was not sure what to do about the flag lockers that I had removed earlier and scratch built some new. Looking at EJ Foeth's build I know that there need to be some supports under those lockers, but several trials to build something from styrene looked rather poor and clumsy. So I went back to my 'old PE box' and just looked what could be of some use.
Here's the flag lockers
First thing I came across were some awning stanchions
but they were too short. And there should be an additional structure.
Something from my old WEM Graf Spee kit looked good - a structure that should support the catapult, that I ended up not using back then.
Parts modified and put together
All glued in place.
Well, not perfect, but should do - considering the rather concealed place where it will be in the end.
Next - finally - gluing the lower bridge in place.
All kinds of gaps that have to be dealt with...no surprise here.
Trusted old Mr. Surfacer 500 brushed on
Will see how it looks when it is cured - probably a few more layers needed.
And finally for today, the awning stanchions, upside down, with a little more support added, glued in place. Once they are painted they should look ok...
That's it for today, next update should be following after the next weekend - I should find some good bench time then, I hope!!
Thank you all for your patience and thank you for stopping by and looking in!!