No, No, No! Much is too much!!!
I've started studying the rear side of the bridge and the discoveries found made me (almost) lose my temper.
Either I should give up drinking coffee or forget my Italian origines!
Whatever, I want to thank here again the Italeri's research dept. for their amazing and useless job in collecting sources that helped them to release the kit! Grazie, Italeri!
These pictures, plus the ones in the Squadron book, pages 24, 25, 27 and 28 demonstrate again major errors (Arjan, take your pen and add them to your looooong list.
) concerning this section of the boat. Here are the abnormalities which I was able to find:
1- there is definitively a gangplank running all the way and underneath the large rectangle (part 33F), where the helmet rack is supposed to be.
2- could that circular box be enclosing the ventilator as John Murphy in his March issue of MMI, suggests it?
3- what could they be, does anyone know? Obviously, not closets...
4- an helmet rack holding two helmets is visible on the back of the bridge, above the rectangle in Squadron, page 24 to the left inside.
I am looking for pictures of S-188, S-195, S-199 showing the rear of the boats to check if they had the same bridge back looking, curved mine rails, etc. Has anyone got such little treasures in his drawers?
PS: Chris, don't plan a trip to Paris before next year. My boat will maybe be finished by then!