After almost no progress for a year I finally dusted off my military surplus rescue boat and hauled it out of the dock. It's very old. The glue is dry in many places and it's been caked in way too many layers of nasty paint. Broken or just plain crappy fittings abound.
My demilitarisation plan remains, and today the ship's carpenters set to work removing lots of tat and nastiness.
It's already looking better. Here's some of the new fittings that I'm likely to use-
And it'll look a bit like this-
There's quite a bit of repairing, sanding, fillering and painting to come. I think it needs a small mast for a flag and a bunch of portholes down the side as well. Some lights may be necessary too.
Looks lovely, good idea to start working on it a little more. I like all the details and I look forward to see the finished result. I am sure there is a lot of work imbetween, but you always manage to do a great job of these restorations of old and abused models.
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