Now for an update on the week that was..
I continued with the catapault and the first thing I did was finish the two ends..
Fundly enough the Pontos instructions don't show the ends fited to the catapault. I assume they might go elsewhere. Next I started on the catapault body..
Then started adding bits and bobs..
Until I ended up with this ..
Then it was on to the next part of the instructions which cover the construction of the main turrets. These are nice and satisfying to build in 1/200 as they are nice and chunky. Again, the Trumpeter barrels are awesome for plastic barrels but I will be using the brass ones from Pontos. As you can see the brass barrel is notably longer than the Trumpeter barrel..
I cut off the plastic barrels..
.. but when I went to drill the holes in the plastic parts for the brass barrels I found I had no 2mm drill bits. Will have to buy a few tomorrow. Next up I started preparing the turrets for brass. First I removed the plastic pieces on the turret base that needed removing..
The plastic detail on the roof of the turrets is as good as the brass details, but there are a few items missing from the roofs so I sanded all the details up the polished the plastic to give the CA glue a nice smooth surface to attach too...
Then When I went to the post Office this afternoon there was a box from Shapeways waiting for me and four quad Vickers guns were waiting for me..
Can't see much detail yet but should be fine after a coat of paint.
That's it for now.