Greetings everyone out there in the MSW-verse..
I took pictures of all the PE sets and the hull and have uploaded them ready for your education and edification.
First up we have the box cover art.
Note that the box is about 3 feet long in the old language, 90cm in the new improved language..
Then we have the hull halves that I glued together last century.
I did clean up the joint but I was a little rough back then and it will take a bit of work to get right.
Next up are a few photos showing how the hull is moulded.
I have a PE set to replace the scuttles with brass bits which I will show when I get around to them.
And here is how the two hull ends join in the middle
Shouldn't need too much clean up.
Now before we get to the detail sets I have a few pictures showing where I up to with the hull..
I have finished the keel on the front part of the hull and have started on the stern. The original join had cracked due to transporting it around the country etc so I have reglued it and applied a clamp or two to hold it in place.
Then I applied that magic Mr Dissolved Putty to the joint and all the rough parts should disappear with a little application of love with various abrasive mediums.
OK Now I have bought you uop to date with the hull I will continue with the detail sets I have got for the Snowberry. First up is the Scuttle set I mentioned before..
That is a piece of clear acetate for the portholes, sorry, scuttles..
Then the scuttle detail..
Each scuttle has three pieces. And you get a load of 1/72 gunsights and a template for re-drilling the holes.
And then the instructions..
So I have to remove the existing scuttle detail that you saw in an earlier picture and replace them all with new stuff... I think I might be using some other medium for the glass that I can put in AFTER I paint the hulls.
Next we have the parts from the deck set in the bottom of the HMS Belfast box I am using to store the PE.
To give you some idea of the size of the deck set I put the foredeck piece on my cutting mat which is over 40 cms long.
The holes in the centre are where I have removed other parts that were etched in the middle of the deck.
Next is the funnel and mast set. The funnel comes pre-rolled and it is all nicely packed in a cardboard box.
The diecast bits..
And the brass bits.
Then there is the splinter padding set..
The 2 Pdr and Lewis Gun Set. First the brass..
Then the diecast
And there is a bag of depth charges in diecast metal that come with this set.
Then there is the first Pipe Rail Set
Then there is the..
Then there is the..
And that is it for the moment.
Next up for me is finishing the keel on the stern half then installing the new brass scuttle detail.
Cheers for now