Sunday, and time for the rear superstructure decks. These are cut out of 1/8" ply sheet and are scaled up by 1.4 from the drawings ( and sometimes tweaked to fit the hull where 'variations' occur
). From the front of the vessel we have a 3" gun mount offset to port on the bows, two 20mm mounts on the upper bridge wings, plus the decks below that, aft is the boat deck with two 20mm mounts followed by the 40mm Bofors mount ( square ) and finally,the circular 5" mount at the stern.
On the port side, outboard is one of the 'Destroyer Catchers', and visible on the table on the right of the first image is one of the control boxes for another merchant ship.
It may not be running yet, but there is smoke from the flue! A home made 'Jim Special' smoke unit running at 12v and about 2.3 Amps. Notice the difference between the 22mm copper tube only, and the ( Patent Pending
) Pringles funnel as far as smoke volume is concerned. The smoke seems to linger in the tube, producing what appears to be greater volume of smoke.
Please note; other potato based snacks are available...........however, you try sticking a Monster Munch bag over your heated copper flue and see what happens.
( Not keen on the Salt and Vinegar flavour though, wrong colour for the funnel......)