depth charge thrower I'm quite pleased with how these turned out. It's always interesting to me how some sub-assemblies that look complicated go together easily and turn out nicely. Others, like the sounding gear reel (sorry...no pic), look like they should be simple and turn out not-nearly-so-nice. The rear strap on the firing gear (small cylinder on the back) should actually be a bracket that extends on either side of the cylinder. These proved a colossal pain to make, so I opted for a simple band around the cylinder. I also opted to not make the charge carriers that I made for the stowed charges. The restraining straps are made from blackened 2 lb monofilament threaded through small holes in the back of the charge and in the thrower baseplate and secured with CA. Interesting factoid I learned yesterday -- Flower-class corvettes comprised almost half of all allied escort vessels and sank or helped sink 51 submarines (47 German, 4 Italian) for the loss of 26 ships to enemy action (22 torpedoed, 4 mined).