The anchor chains and rives took quite a time as the instructions are so small and printed in red on blue (an almost certain colour clash look at the colour blindness test!) Eventually working from plans in the Warspite book I worked out my version of them. All they need now is some paint and weathering.
This is what has taken me ages to do. I am only going to show a taster here as I want to finish the full effect before the big reveal. Suffice it to say is that most weathered full hull ships never seem to take account of what goes on under the water so I am setting up a situation where it looks like it is in dry dock for a refit, i.e. a real mess!! But a sort of controlled mess.
The aft superstructure has the beginnings of the rigging, starting with the helm indicator. For this I used the wire from Pontos and cut out the pulleys and indicators from sheet plastic. I am presuming that they were coloured red and green but I have yet to find a colour pic of the Warspite.
It seems that a spider also was trying to save me time! Maybe he was trying to snare a Walrus.
I will use stretched sprue and EZ line for the rig. The good thing about EZ is that it seems to be instantly fixed by superglue.
The foremast is now fixed and the rigging complete but not painted and the isolators (blobs of superglue) have yet to be applied. The structure has been weathered before final attachment to the deck.