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
Fixing deck

Hot tip of the week

Tis better to measure twice and cut once.

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

This week :

4 hrs

Running total :

112 hrs

Take me back to week 33

Take me to week 35