|Other brass parts included deck matting, vent screens from Eduard and mast from K&S Engineering Tubing. Steve machined the 5-inch gun barrels. Decals and
dry transfers were from John Haynes, Floating Drydock and Hobby Lobby. Nylon thread from Hobby Lobby was used for railings and guide wires, while EZ line
was used for radio wire, flag ropes and life boat rigging. Model Master enamel paints were used with Light Gray (1732) right from the bottle overall. The deck gray
was a 50/50 mix of Gunship Gray (1723) and Neutral Gray (1725). The lower hull was also a mix of Insignia Red (1705) and Flat Black (1949). All in all, it took
Steve 68 months, 1052 days or 2902 hours to complete this Benham. The final cosr was $2,200.