Update 24th November, 2017
Well, things are a little quiet at the docks at the moment as I focus on the Typhoon for Airfix IV, however I am continuing to add railings as time permits. Given the nature of railings there's not a lot to show at this time, so instead I thought I'd to a bit of a SBS on how I prepare the base ready to mount the ship! Hope that nobody minds, but until I finish the railings, there's really not much to show on the ship itself
So, firstly I take a piece of paper large enough to draw out the limits of the the ship from stem to stern and also the beam. Then I allow around 15mm all around to determine the size of the base I will use.
I also position the ship onto this drawing trace around it and then onto that I space out the chocks which are 12mm wide and work how long each chock will be.
Once I've done this I then contract out to have the base made. This is because I do not have access to a table saw or a router. The guy I contract to stains and applies felt to the base.
using the lengths i worked out for each chock I then cut them to length from 12mm square, dressed all round pine. A bit of a sand to chamfer the corners then 3 coats of the same stain.
Then the centreline of the base is marked with a pencil and a set square used to mark the central chock position. It is important to work outwards in case your pitching is off.
I use an offcut to make sure each consecutive piece is parallel and at the correct pitch.
And there you have it
Hopefully I'll be finished the railing in a week or so and then it's a question of clear coat first or rigging first?
Any thoughts guys as to which should be done first?