On Friday evening I finished the ship model, though more detailing is always possible. Here is the bow showing the pedestals and arms for the hydraulic folding hatches.
The stern also has folding hatch apparatus as well as racks to hold containers between the hatch and the superstructure. The engine is typically under the deck in this area, that's why the hatch and hold doesn't continue all the way to the superstructure. Next time I try a ship like this I will show some of the hatches open.
Now I need to decide what cargo to display on the ship. I am thinking of windmill parts.
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