Week 36  This week we get another batch of the second layer planks.

The bits we received

And what we did with them

Exactly the same as last week.  Here is the bow.  Unfortunately Some of the planks seemed to be about a millimeter short, so I'm going to have to do a little filling at the bow and stern.  However, I'll probably have to fill there anyway to get a smooth transition between the wood and resin parts, so I'm not bothered about it.

Here is the stern.

Finally Kilroy gives it the thumb's up !!

I'm leaving the resin prop shaft till I've completed the second planking, but I have drilled a 4mm hole in it.  This is so that I can glue a 4mm threaded shaft in, to screw the centre prop onto.  I will probably cut the head off an M4 bolt and use the threaded section.  The hole centre was carefully marked, and then drilled by hand.  The resin actually drills quite easily.

Now most of the second planking is complete I've fitted the resin part.  It's glued with slow setting Araldite, and held in place with masking tape.  Kilroy it just checking that it's on straight.

I fitted this as per the instructions, and it fitted fairly well for most part.  However, You'll notice that it is actually a bit short, and there is a step at the keel line, highlighted by the green ellipse.  I could have put a spacer underneath to raise the part, but then it wouldn't have fitted anywhere else !  There must be some inconsistency between peoples parts with this one, as I know some people have had to put a spacer underneath the part to get it to fit properly.  Anyway, I'll simply glue some spare planking on top to bring it back in line.

I added a bit of scrap planking to bring the height back up level with the keel.  This will get sanded down when the rest of the second planking is applied.

Things not yet done

Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fixing deck
Fitting resin stern part 70
Fitting resin propshaft part D

Hot tip of the week

Measure twice and cut once. 

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

This week :

9 hrs

Running total :

130 hrs

Take me back to week 35

Take me to week 37