Okay, I managed to get a few more man-hours into the model
The guns are built. I made one simple gun base and then cast 7 copies.
Here they are mounted on the right side, which is now almost done. I've done some work on the antenna on top of the bridge too.
Here's a pic head on:
I still need to work on the sides and the nose, detail the rear and underneath of the bridge and built the 'globe' things. Then I'll bring out the scribe lines, add some grey panelling and do the final white wash to dull things down a bit.
I'm pretty happy with it. There are tonnes of bits I could have spent more time on and there are places that don't really hold up to close scrutiny, some proportions aren't quite right etc
It took just over 7 months to build from start to finish, with a month off over Christmas. I could have done with more careful planning rather than making it up as I went along but it was a good way to learn I guess.