Ships Compass(My Design).
Yes, very nice indeed - a winner.
You're obviously heading in the right direction!
Thanks Tim, quite a bit of work getting an acceptable brass, but looks okay in the full size version.
The butt welds in the pipe fabrication are too smooth , although you can achieve that kind of finish with orbital welding, I took an orbital welding course for Foster Wheeler about 25 years ago, and surprising how perfect a finish you can get. The welds need temper colours really, running along the weld and also along the sides of the weld on the pipe itself, also some ground or cleaned up areas either side of the welds.
Creating realistic manual welds is a different scenario, and will need a variety to mix and match in a finished image, some vertical and some horizontal, also some with a split cap.