A nice view of the portside bow showing the restored anti-aircraft gun and platform -along with the rigged mast and crane system. This detail was prevalent with Mr. Van Ryper's 1/16 scale models.
in many of these restorations I found lots of detail lost such as rigging, masts and cranes, wiches and vents. Either some or all the railing system was gone. Missing flagpoles and boat davits were commonplace and, to some extent, a lifeboat or two. What remained I was able to template and copy.
For more information on the restoration, visit www.rexstewartoriginals.blogspot.com.