|The vessel comes from Hobby Boss and it only cost me $15. It was however, a daunting challenge and much reworking was required to correct the many imperfections in the kit. The rear tripod main
mast was totally scratch-built adding bits and bobs from the photo-etch spares box. Supporting columns for the forward superstructure had to be added and fitted into the superstructure. The
superstructure was sanded clean and further enhancement was added using bits and pieces that came to hand. Funnels were also corrected and detailed. Correctly positioned portholes were drilled on the
All the boating equipment was scratch-built as those on offer in the kit left nothing to be desired. Wooden decks were also made for them, from left over scraps of the wooden rear deck. No dinghies were
available in the kit, so I had to scratch-build them. A master was made out of milliput and castings made accordingly. The seaplane, a Piaggio P6, was also totally scratch-built. Forward jib added as well
as a running track equipment for the said aircraft. The four twin barrel machine guns situated rear to the main mast were also scratch=built. The forward and aft main turrets were corrected and detailed
as well as the armament on the side of the vessel. Various single barrel machine guns were also added to the superstructure.