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  • British Pre Dreadnought build.

    The building of the HMS Thunderer.
    " How to" on a Victorian Pre Dreadnought.



    The kit.


    I start building the Bridge and upper foredeck.


    Next job was opening up all the holes for fittings.



    and trial testing the parts for fit and the easiest order for assembly.



    Now the undercoat.



    Next the hull got a coat of black and whilst that was drying I did the funnels in Buff.



    Now getting all the ancilliary parts painted.


    Gluing in the Stubs of the masts and the Ventilators.
    Much easier to place before the Funnels go in.





    Finally for today the Funnels, sea boats, and guns.


    The next job was to silver solder wire together to make the two detatchable topmasts.


    Here they are painted and ready with the searchlight platforms added.



    Just the rigging and bunting to add now.

    Ship completed with detachable upper masts for ease of storage.





    Here she is at last all masted rigged and ship shape fashion.





    Rob.
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