The Rodney is now mounted on a "working board", sitting on 2 shiny pedestals (many thanks to John H.), with (2) 4" counter-sunk bolts and nuts. The hex heads were tapped into 2 small blocks of pine, and epoxied both inside and out.... and the pine blocks epoxied to the inside of the hull. The wooden deck overlay has been attached using the "water treatment I mentioned at the last meeting, and the 4 pieces went on very smoothly. The deck has not been attached to the hull ye
With most of the structural work inside now done Clair made a "formal" hand-over to Stan. Great job Clair, but now comes the fun part! This will be a "look alike" model of the CSL package freighter that Stan first served on. Working from newspaper cuttings, a few web images and memory, Stan's going to detail this model to look like the real thing. The ship was built by the Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. at Lauzon, Quebec, in 1925, it was laid up at the end of 1957 a
Congratulations to Don on another fantastic model. The light cruiser HMS Belfast (built 1936) has just joined Don's amazing fleet of WW2 naval vessels. Just look at that detail and the camouflage colours. And if you look really closely you can see the Walrus (amidship on the starboard side)! With the models in their cases, Don's dioramas get more and more effective, with clouds, smoke and explosions but they need to be seen directly rather than in photos.
It's a 1/32 scale model of the coastal steamer Kyle Rhea (built in 1917). As Dirk says, if you get a hull, you've got to do something with it! He's put additional structural members inside the moulded fibreglass hull both as support and to straighten the sides. Building is going ahead fast but it is going to weigh quite a bit if it gets lowered to the water line instead of running in ballast only. There's lots of room to add detail so it will be interesting to see it in