Next: Building the Port Hole windows and dome windows:
I started off with a cutout of the design of the galley windows of the ship, and sculpted it in clay on the body of the ship. I then made a mold and cast two exact copies. I cut out the port holes, and used marbles for those windows. For the main (Large) Galley window I used a magnifying half sphere, I got em off ebay. They are glass and look splendid!
After that, the slow, tedious job of drilling 5000 holes in the hull and afixing each rivet by hand...
Views of the ship fully riveted, Nose-cone attached, and prop on the back:
Prop, a work in progress: Built from an existing "Spinner" rim off of a RC Car (Chrysler 300 I do believe)
I then added the Prop "stabilizer" /Guard?? dont know what it is exactly...but, probably protects the prop from any damages that might occur from sucking in a Tuna or something...
One of the last "large" project points of this ship was getting the cabin on. Here is the start of what will be the cabin (built from thick gauge plasti-card):
Next, I am going to finish the Cabin, Cut & Affix the nose Bridge, Rear Dorsal Fin, Rivet Deck and Cabin, add 3 more hatches, last and final details and then she goes off to be primed, painted and detailed!