Category: The Build

Completed Parts

Today was a day of painting all the 3D printed parts, either by brush but mainly with the use of an airbrush.As you can see from the image below there is a growing number of parts all ready for being installed onto the model as each stage progresses. There are only two main parts to…


Conning Tower Update

After many hours of work the conning tower is getting close to completion, with all the 3D printed parts added, and all the filling and sanding done it was time for a primer coat of paint. I like to do this with a medium grey colour as this allows me to see the flaws on…


Conning Tower

Now I have all the parts for the conning tower its time to start the test fitting them to ensure its a tight fit. A challenge I have is that all 3D printed parts can have slight differences in size, which can be down to the resin curing at different rates which becomes more noticeable…


Quick Overview Of The Ship

I thought that today I would give you all a quick overview of the models progress, having been asked several times about the model. So here we are with a image showing most of the fittings in place, which has given me a chance to check the measurements and placement of the parts. All I…


4 inch Guns

Today has been about building these resin cast guns.I needed to clean up the main resin parts and fill all the air bubble gaps due to the casting process, and this can be a challenge due to the complex nature of the parts. Once this was complete I could then move onto sanding down the…


Shelter Deck

The build process is now moving quite fast with the main structures near complete in smaller modules, and they are starting to be fixed to the ship. My first part was to install the wooden decking for the shelter deck, and once the glue had fully cured I could then add the shelter deck frame…


Build Video of the Pom Poms

Just a short video showing some of the build process for the two pom poms. This video shows the cad drawing for the replacement guns, additional detailing such as the railings and shields, and starting the paintwork. Click here to see YouTube video


Eight Gun Pompoms

Today has been all about pompoms, and yes it took all day to clean up and fit the pompom guns, including the designing of new finer detail guns and adding extra detailing such as rails and sights.The gun sets supplied with these pompoms are made from white metal which is a cast product, however using…


Conning Tower

Today saw the start of the conning tower construction, with the laser cut main tower being constructed and left to cure before filling and sanding commenced. Once complete I then moved onto the different decks with the upper two being 3D printed, as this meant I could set off the printer whilst working on other…


Main Deck

This past weekend has been working on the deck for the main part of the ship, cutting and sanding it until I had a clean tight fit. Following that it was then down to adding the filler and adding the edging strip all the way around before blending it in with the paintwork. All that’s…