7th October 2012
Just some pictures...
9th October 2012
11th October 2012
When it started raining, the windows were mounted and the kit became hard! A perfect timing and a nice result! Good pictures will follow anther day since it is now raining to much!
14th October 2012
I had two small leaks in the windows. It took me some time find the issues and to solve the problem. Once this was over, I started building the wooden walls to hide the metal and the frame for around the windows.
20th October 2012
The most busiest period at my work is finally over. Today I could spent some time aboard the Hornblower.
22nd October 2012
The windows are finished and so is most of the welding aboard the Hornblower. All the covers are gone and she looks like a real ship again. I removed the card board from the windows, including over 200 meter of duck tape.
The windows at the end of the wheelhouse are well looking
23rd October 2012
I should have taken some pictures before I started painting. Nevertheless, I painted the top of the wheelhouse, around the windows. It was all black or painted with a gray prime. In the last month, the Hornblower didn't look that great. She was covered in a big sail or she looked dirty. By painting it quickly, I made a big difference.
25th October 2012
Building a frame is one of the jobs I like doing most. I spent the evening building the frame for the side of of the wheelhouse. When building the frame, you can easily see how the room will look like. The frame must be solid and there should be enough supports. otherwise the panels won't hold or will start bending.
THe side of the wheelhouse. The white bit is a new piece of steel. The older plates are protected with grease.