Wheel Assy

This is the wheel assy
This is the wheel assy

The wheel ASSY really does turn the rudder.
Kind of over kill if you ask me as the TALL SHIP will be in a protective case
and you will not be able to get to the wheel

It took me 3 day worth of messing around to get the ropes rapped right

Weathering Upper Deck

USS Constitution
Starting to weathering upper deck.
I used 4 colors to WEATHER the deck
This is the base pain coat (Light TAN)
Then I dry brush Brown with a dab of Green
and for the final coat
I very dry brush with black.
I think it came out looking pretty good!

What do you think??

Gun Deck USS Constitution

The gun deck is done
That big blue thing is a pice of tape holding down the
anchor ropes that go thru the upper deck.


Gun Door Rigging USS Constitution

USS Constitution
Rigging the gun doors is done in sets of 2.
I start off on one side and loop the rope
thru the door… then the hull.

Thru the hull for the other gun door then thru the door.
I tie a big knot a drop of glue on the both (knot and the loose) ends
and the and then use the forscpts to pull it tight

USS Constitution Gun Deck Start

Here are some pictures of the gun deck.
I am about 1/2 way done ( I think )

This is an overview of the gun deck

These are the port side guns

A closeup of the guns.
Here you can see the ROPE tan thread that is on each gun
The sad part of this work is
I don’t think it can or will bee seen
once I get the upper deck on.

USS Constitution

I have always wanted a nice tall ship model.
🙂 So My Suzie bought one for me
Its the Revell kit# 0398 USS Constitution
It will be almost 3 feet long and 28 inches tall, a true masterpice!