Week 46 This week the barbette for turret Caesar, the aircraft hanger and a part of the anti-aircraft gun
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The barbette for turret Caesar is straight forward. Here is the first section of assembly.
Here it is with the last part fitted. The smaller hole is 1/4" diameter, so I'm guessing that the turret will rotate on a 1/4" shaft. This will be useful info as I want to make the turrets rotate by radio control. I have some bushes with a 6mm inside diameter (left over from an RC car) which may be just about right to support the shaft. I've used this barbette as a guide to drill a hole in the aft superstructure. See the Radio Control section for more details.
Here is a part of the anti aircraft gun, again very straight forward.
Finally the centre part of the hanger. Easy, but make sure you get is square.
Things not yet done
Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fitting resin stern part 70
Fitting resin propshaft part D
Fit the bilge keels
Fit the resin bow
Hot tip of the week
Take time to make sure that all the parts are upright and square before the glue dries.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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