windlass tops are plain on the 1/350 model we added some spare
parts to make them look a bit more `mechanical'.
the new Tom's Modelworks photo etched part. Highly recommended.
A tip for assembling these parts is to thread
them onto a piece of wire to ensure that the centres line up.
Then remove from the wire when set and glue onto parts G17.
two liferings from the A/M parts tree and glue one on top of
each windlass unit. Cut two small 1mm long pips from a section
of 0.5mm diameter pulled sprue. Glue inside the lifering. When
set, paint the windlass top a brass color.
Cherry suggests using small gears out of a broken watch
just slightly less in diameter than the top of the model's
windlass. We recommend using this approach if these
types of parts are available to you.
find two gears that match and attach with a CA glue.
Paint these brass unless they are mad out of brass already.