Week 34 This week we get the last bit of forward superstructure for the moment.
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The first steps were a pain in the proverbial. I found that all the slots seemed to have been cut not quite deep enough. I.e. About 3.8mm deep slots to take 4mm ply. It meant that I had to trim the bottom of each slot to get the parts to go together properly.
Parts 177 & 178 are slightly asymmetric. Annoyingly so close so that it's difficult to see the difference. Once you've worked out which way each part goes, mark it with a pencil so you can easily see which way it goes. I let Kilroy loose with a power tool today.
This section went together OK, but the slots were still not deep enough. I decided on an alternative approach this time.
Once the parts were glued together, I sanded the top and bottom until the sandpaper just took the dark colour off the tops off the tabs. This worked easily and only took a few minutes with 80 grit emery cloth.
This last section was plain sailing ;o)
Things not yet done
Stern planking : Done
Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Resin bow piece 67 not fitted : Done
Hot tip of the week
Tis better to measure twice and cut once.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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