been down the cellar most of the weekend, i was allowed out for meals.
after looking at a few photo's some of them were of original Torpedo boats and some were the photo's of the kits torpedo boats, i have decided to completely remake my Torpedo boats, there were so many different types of these small craft, basically all are based around a steam Picket boat.
the photo in the top left corner is from the kits instructions, so you can see what has been cut away and what has been replaced.
the remainder of the photo's show my new version, its still in the making but the general layout can be seen.
most of the vacform deck was cut away, which left me with a big hole to fill, part of the hole was filled back in again with a flat piece of 1mm pastic card which is were the engine room is, the aft open area had its side walls installed and a floor, on the top edge is some round plastic to give the top edge the proper finish.
the wheelhouse was also finished in the same way, the photo's that i have show an open wheelhouse with a canvas roof, which will be added later, once the deck and hull has been glued together.
i have even made a couple of 'A' frames for the propshafts and made some Exposed prop shafts, will just have to find some nice Props now, although the brass etched ones in the kit could be used.
there is still a fair bit of work to be done on the fittings.
in the photo's its not quite noticeable how big/small these Torpedo boats are so heres the dimensions;
roughly 20cm long x 3cm wide