Week 4  This week the forward keel plate

The bits we received

And what we did with them

As before, I've attached the keel plate section.  It helps to put frame 5 in place so you can butt the doubler against it.  Be careful not to inadvertently glue it in place.

Now that this section of the keel plate is in place I can start putting the frames on the centre section and aft section.  Go back to week 1 to see the progress.

The following assembly takes place immediately after week 3 is completed.  I.e. I didn't wait for the glue to dry.

The frames from week 3 are all held upright by the stringers, parts 18 supplied this week.  Note the weight (a locomotive wheel !!) making sure the stern stays flat.  The frames were all weighed down while the glue dried of course.

The deck construction will wait until later, when I have more of the hull completed.

Hot tip of the week

Try to plan ahead.  Partwork instructions are very explicit, so that absolute beginners can complete the model well.  However, the instructions don't always follow the best sequence, purely because you are limited in the parts that are available each week. 

How many hours does it take to build the model ??

This week :

1 1/2 hrs

Running total :

4 hrs

Take me back to week 3

Take me to week 5