Bob, thanks for stopping by and yes it is turning into quite the journey I wasn't expecting it to be.
have both cockpit seats made and made the deck grate. I used a scrape piece of 0.010" styrene that was big enough to practice on before the actual grate. Decided on scale 2" holes on 4" centers. Could not figure out a method to square out the holes for a teak grate so will leave as is. Thought about a iron one but figured that might be too hard for long term standing, so will be painted to represent natural teak. Pics
Phil, just catching up here with your progress on your ship, and I must say it looks like it's coming along very nicely! I think the best models are the ones that tax our brains & test our skills as craftsman. Keep up the great work!