The 75mm gun platforms have to be done on the upper deck, which turned out to be a real pain. On all the other models and drawings I have, these outriggers are drawn and constructed as a plain buttress, without reverse curves at the sides. Take a look at the pics and you will see what I mean. Definitely a challenge to build – at least the aft ones only have one side with the reversed curves.
Here is a construction series of that rear one, to show the difference between the straight and the curved side (huge magnification, about 4x life Size?)
And now with the ‘wing’ formed and stuck down from the inside and out.
And how it fits on the starboard side, prior to fitting the tubes through to the portholes and prior to touching up the white edges:
Now the other side is also done!
Slowly, slowly I move forwards. Our baby is due in a few weeks, so I’d better get on with it!
For the full report, please go to https://thingummybob.com/modelmaking/building-dom-bumagis-diana/