Week 51  This week we get some more brass bulkheads

The bits we received

And what we did with them

More brass work......  Here is a photo of the completed overall fret.  Again, I'm leaving the parts in the fret to protect them.

Here is a close-up of the wind shield.  This was just held in place with tweezers while the glue dried.

Now we have a load of wind shields to bend a glue in place.  I use some special pliers designed for bending etched parts.  They are smooth jawed and very fine.  Quite expensive, I think they were about a tenner, but worth it.  They make it much easier to bend parts accurately.

Here are the first couple of wind shields in place.  The two together were a bit tricky, but went in OK with a bit of fiddling and persuasion.

Here are the rest of the shields in place.

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 sea chest grills
Fit the resin bow piece
Glue the hanger sides on

Hot tip of the week

Be careful when cutting out the tiny brass parts - they are the carpet monster's favourite food !!

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

This week :

3 hrs

Running total :


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