Now the truth. Picked up this plastic toy from, yes, you guessed it, a local charity shop for the princely sum of £1. The boat had a propeller, it being a bath toy this is understandable. The prop meant it didn't sit flat so was hacked off with a craft knife. Carefully. The deck was littered with stuff that would get in the way - a coil of rope, a bucket and 2 posts. They too were cut away. The deck has 3 large recesses which I assume are to accommodate some kind of crew figures. I intend to cover these with plastic card possibly as hatch covers or as a base plate for a gun on the forward position.
Work progress being checked by Naval types
Updates as they happen!
PS Hello to new follower Dan, thanks for following. Why not his visit his blog too!