1 (improving the crow's nest).
planned on adding the GMM passengers and crew to the
ship so we needed to have a more three dimensional crow's
nest to place a crew member in there.
draw an outline of the crow's nest inner diameter onto
the top of the existing crow's nest.
hollow out the crow's nest take a cordless drill with
a small bit and drill a few holes about 3mm deep inside
the pencil marking. Do not get too close to the outside
edge or you will ruin the crow's nest.
about 4 holes then scrape out the plastic between the
holes with a hobby knife, cleaning up to the pencil
line. Smooth out the interior with the tip of the flat
file to give the crow's nest depth. Next glue the nest
to the mast.
Cut three lengths of thinly pulled sprue (0.5mm diameter
x 5mm length). Glue these underneath the crow's nest
from its bottom's outer edge angled towards the mast.
One in the center and one either side of the nest, all
terminating on the front of the mast.
make the crew's access hatch behind the crow's nest
cut a piece of sheet plastic 4mm in length and round
off the top corners. Glue to the mast behind the crow's
the crow's nest flat white.