Week 19  This week we get the aft deck

The bits we received

And what we did with them

This week is quite straight forward.  I glued the two pieces of deck together, and reinfoced them with a could of small bits of scrap planking.  Not because I want to take them apart again, but this area is where turret Dora goes.  I want to keep it clear in case any mechanism needs to go here.  The rear deck is curved a little, so I steamed the deck and bent it so the shape matched the framework.  It took quite a long time to steam, but it went OK.  It didn't need very much bending, only 2 or 3 millimeters.  Finally mark the centre of the foreward and aft frames, and line these against the centre line of the deck.  Hold in place with plenty of pegs and you're done.

The rest of the deck planking is plain sailing ;o)

Hot tip of the week

Mark the centre line, and measure everything from this centre to get an accurate model.

Things left to do

Stern planking
Fit the fore deck

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

This week :

3 hrs

Running total :

74 hrs

Take me back to week 18

Take me to week 20