I finally finished mounting all of the deck parts to the ship (minus flag poles for bow and stern). I will try to find some 1:95 scale flags to use instead of the thick plastic ones that come with the kit. My next step now is to work on the rigging lines, antenna lines and stays on the beacon towers. Final step will be to create my water effect for the base. Here are a few pictures of completed ship so far.
Mike - many thanks for taking a look and for your comment. I started work on the rigging and realized I'm missing one turnbuckle. Another modeler mentioned the same problem with his kit. I sent a request for the missing part to Lindberg but I doubt if they will send me the missing part. Delay of Game - 15 Yard penalty !!! LOL
JPC - thanks and I'm looking forward to working on this kit. I looked up information on the South Goodwin lightship model and it was issued with having no propeller. I cannot find information as to whether the real vessel was 'towed' to it's position or was able to sail under it's on power ( thus, it would be in need of a propeller).
I have looked at pictures of the Nantucket LV-112 while she was in drydock in 2011. Her keel lines look similar to what is portrayed by Lindberg on my kit. I noticed that the model hull is missing a few holes just above the water line ( I presume these are drain holes for the bilge ). I will mark them on my hull to be drilled open.