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Thanks Eric. Yes, the main deck has another ton of brass. As soon as I get my base back, I'll get the hull mounted and then the main deck goes on. more pictures coming. Here is a pic of just one section of the main deck.
Contrary to all historical references, what you see is my finished product.
When I built the Bismarck, (see that build log), I decided that I would not cover up the brass with paint. Reason, none of my work would be appreciated. Some of those pieces take a long time to fold and glue and mount. Painting them over would obscure all that effort.
So what you see is what you get.
Thanks again guys. I'm currently working on the main guns, which have more pieces than anything else in the build so far. I'll post pics as it goes together.
To: A Senior Chief Petty Officer
From: A Petty Officer Second Class
Subject: Building a WWII Warship in Plastic
As per your pay grade comment posted above, I strenuously disagree with your negative position. Pay grade or not, I wish to state that I watched in awe as your Santisima Trinidad come to life. The patience, dedication to detail, and artistry exhibited in that build qualified you for the Senior Chief title. You do yourself a disservice when you say a similar project in plastic and brass is above your pay grade. A wise man once said, "No Guts, No Glory".
Progress continues. Here is the build sequence for the main guns. The last pic in this sequence shows the top plate and all of the railings that go on the edge. Believe me, these railings are about the size of hair.
Here is the completed #2 turret. The brass guns are so heavy that it has to be supported. When mounted on the ship, the main guns will have to be glued in place as they are front heavy and will tip forward.
Beautiful build, Jim. That's some awesome detail. I only recently saw a similar build and never really realized how nice these models could be. I'm very impressed with your fine detail work the overall results.