Week 43  This week we get the bow casting and some plastic curved bulkheads that go behind the anti-aircraft guns

The bits we received

And what we did with them

I started on the superstructure parts first.

First, I cut the plastic off the sprue and test fitted them.  They actually needed quite a bit of sanding to get a good fit.  They need to be a good sliding fit.  Snug, but not tight.  I sanded them so that the curve of the plastic lined up with the curve of the ply deck head.

When satisfied with the fit I glued them in place with Araldite epoxy adhesive.

I sanded the bottom and sides flush when the glue was dry.

To be continued.........

 

 

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
Fit the bilge keels
Fit the resin bow

Hot tip of the week

 

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

This week :

6 hrs

Running total :

178 hrs

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