Finished this up in time to be counted as a 2015 build. It is a Model Factory Hiro 1/20 BRM. Only took 2 years to get it done. This was my first try at a multi-media kit. Mostly white metal with some resin and turned aluminum parts. Built out of the box and painted with Tamiya TS-9 British Green. I hope you like it.
John....Thanks...hopefully I won't have to kick too many butts....LOL
Joe...Thanks for looking in. The rigging is what's slowing me down right now. I've been studying the rigging diagrams to make sure I understand where all of the lines go to. There are 11 sails and each one has 5 to 8 lines on it. So there's going to be rigging lines going all over the ship. I'm trying to determine if I want to follow the instructions or put the sails on in a different order. And yes, the save on the case was fortunate. I had ordered it a little too tall, so it worked out when the bottom edge was cut.
Kevin....Sharp eyes !! It Is supposed to be the sub in Operation Petticoat. I did a 'pink' build on another forum several years ago. You where supposed to build a model of any subject as long as it was pink.
Chris....Not much of an update, but I have been doing stuff. When I got back from DSC, the extra rigging line I had ordered came in.
I also rigged the blocks on the other two masts and installed them.
Then I cleaned out a space in the TV cabinet so I could store and display the ship safely.
I tacked a couple of sails on to get an idea what it will look like.
No plank Brad.....it only comes out when I need to get rid of 'unneccessary baggage'.....lol...dead men tell no tales !
Somehow amongst the hundreds of parts...I manged to lose three of the supports that go below the side plates. So I made some up out of .040 square styrene. The white ones are the clones.
The support in the center of these the is the 'imposter'.
The swan is on....now I'm looking for a miniature bottle of champagne to christen it with.