Week 27  This week we get the roof of the rear superstructure

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The first two parts went on with no problem at all.

However, when I tried the second two parts I found a bit of a gap.  

The gap is almost 1mm.  I could fill this quite easily, but I think that I've probably got something slightly wrong with last week's assembly rather than have poorly fitting parts.  If I fill it I think I could end up with a problem fitting the printed deck supplied later.

The solution I came up with sounds a bit drastic, but is quite simple.  First separate the two halves using a junior hacksaw.  The width of the blade is, by good fortune, almost identical to the size of the gap.

Then I held the two parts together with a peg, and glued the decking in place.

Once the glue was dry I simply braced the cut part with some scraps of plank.

Things not yet done

Stern planking
Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Resin bow piece 67 not fitted
Week 23
Week 27

Hot tip of the week

Think carefully before assuming parts are a poor fit.  Changing the size of parts could lead to problems later on.

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

This week :

2 hrs

Running total :

95 hrs

Take me back to week 26

Take me to week 28