Some more work carried out on the forecastle during the weekend.
The basic structure of the forecastle forming up.
Side elevation of the assembly.
Top view of the work in progress.
The rear side of the forecastle, showing the ventilation grids for the main engine room.
A view from the back side of the ventilation grid, showing the inlay of the ventilation ducts.
Another view of the ventilation grids.
The main sides of the forecastle in place.
Side view of the starboard.
The top view of the work in progress.
Top view of the front assembly of the forecastle.
Isometric view of the forecastle.
Interior view of the stiffeners and bracings. These were not put at ramdon, but in strategic positions, to strengthen the assembly while eliminating any chances of distortion or warping; especially during the hot Summer months. Such knowledge is gained through years of experience and mishaps.
Another view of the bracings.
The ventilation grid side with a heavy coat of priming paint, prior to sanding down.
The back side of the ventilation grid, also applied with a heavy coat of primer paint.
A view of the forecastle coupled with turret 'Bruno' and barbette.
A front view of the forecastle.
A side view of the forecastle, with turret 'Bruno', trained towards the portside.
As I advised in my previous threads,the forecastle is a very complicated piece of work, so I am threding very carefull at a slow pace - that is one step at a time. Never the less, I am confident that the basic structure of the forecastle will be ready in these coming few days.
Will be able to post a few more pictures next Wednesday or Thrusday.