Week 52 This week another set of brass bulkheads
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The first part is assembling the brass bulkheads, which is the same process as before. Kilroy's still a bit puzzled by all this brass work.
Next I prepared the aft bulkhead to accept the brass doors. Firstly the wood was sealed with a mixture of PVA glue, talc and water. Paint on a layer, let it dry, then sand, and repeat. Finally the small recesses left where the plywood joint were were filled with car body filler and sanded smooth. Now I've got a nice smooth surface, and hopefully the grain won't show through the paint.
Next I carefully measured the centre of the bulkhead, and drew two lines, 1.5mm either side. The brass door is 3 mm wide, so this gives me lines both sides, making it easy to get the door square. Measure both lines 35mm each side, and you get the lines for the other doors. The final line is about 0.6mm above the base of the bulkhead. My ruler is 0.5mm thick, so I just put it flat on the board and drew along it.
Finally, you'll notice that I've recessed the holes for the portholes, just to give the model a bit more depth.
Kilroy's superglued the doors in place. Now he's off to find where he left his hat ;o)
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 sea chest grills
Fit the resin bow piece
Glue the hanger sides on
Hot tip of the week
The pool of superglue that you dip your pin in actually goes off quite quickly, so don't pour out too much at a time, and pour a new pool every few minutes.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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