Hello from soggy northern Virginia!
Well, just when I thought it was safe to put the paint brushes away, along comes some more of that insane detail painting on the port and starboard galleries. To wit, there are a couple of small parts that finish up the galleries on the bottom, and while small parts, still had some detailed painting. Here's a pic of the port part attached to the gallery (it's the very bottom piece)...and this is a view from the port stern
And here is a shot from the starboard side:
And here's a couple of pictures from the stern, showing how things (don't really) fit together:
So here again is a pic of the port gallery. The thing is, I though these galleries would fit all the way to match the height of the railing; they fell short by about a quarter of an inch, so this pic just shows that I painted the hull from the top of the gallery to the rail black; previously, it was colored the M1 (or M2? whatever the white/green mixture is, and was used to paint the cabin interiors).
This picture illustrates a bit of conundrum: what color to paint the area of part 351 (the stern gallery) that overhang past the hull, but is not covered by the port gallery? I'm thinking of painting it black, up to the hull, just to match the hull & gallery top. I think, too, I'll check Lockridge's book, to see if there are any reference photos, as well as another reference book, that has a few photos in it. The area that is between the hull will be painted yellow, to match the hull color that is on the inside of the hull.
This picture shows what I will paint yellow, to match the inside of the hull. However, there are several parts that are glued onto the deck, and onto the stern gallery. The question for me is, where do I not paint the gallery, so that those other parts can be glued against the gallery?
And the answer can be seen in this picture. Using my table lamp to illuminate the gallery, you can see some engravings on the gallery. The brown box that is in place, covers some of the engraving, which is there to help place those parts (I think they're parts 144 - 147). Things will be a tight fit, but the box (I think it's a signal flag box) and parts 144 - 147 are all painted yellow, so I don't have to worry about splashing yellow paint on things that shouldn't be splashed with yellow paint!
This picture is just a close-up of the signal flag box. The 3 holes in the deck are for some rings that are to be attached. I decided to hold off on putting those rings in, as I felt it would be better to paint the stern gallery before the rings get attached. There are 3 rings on the starboard side, too. (So that accounts for 6 of the 15 rings that are attached in this step).
And here's a pic of 7 other rings that have been attached. From the instructions, it's pretty hard to tell exactly where the rings go, but by looking at the holes in the deck, and looking at the instructions, you get a good idea of where they should go.
So tomorrow calls for a good chance of rain, so I'll have another day to play around. Hopefully I can do some post again tomorrow or Monday.
As always, thanks for watching, and stay tuned for more!