Week 57 This week we get the hanger main door
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The grill shelters were fitted to last weeks fret, part 372 first. Nothing we haven't done before.
The hanger side door went of easy as pie.
The main hanger door was curved before I did anything. I did this by rolling the part with a drill on a rubber sheet (aka, mouse mat). See week 59 for more details on how I did this. This was slightly trickier than the hand rails of week 59 and the left side of the hanger door is thicker, and needed a lot more pressure to get it to take the same curve as the rest of the part. The rail shield was glued in after I curved the part.
Kilroy is checking to make sure I got the curve right.
Once it's curved it gets glued in place with Araldite.
Next job is to finish adding the brass ladders.
Finally, I glued the hanger to the wooden superstructure. I couple of points to note here. I got out the brass bulkheads from issue 53 and used them to make sure the resin and wooden parts lined up properly. Mine didn't quite. I had to raise the front of the hanger by about 0.4mm (the thickness of an off cut of brass etching.) to get it perfect. If you look on the picture below you can just see the thin off cut sticking out from under the resin hanger. I put a piece of tape the prevent the parts sticking to the deck below, and the parts were just held together by the elastic band you can see.
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
Add hanger side doors
Fill the nail heads on barbette Caesar
Fit hanger door
Hot tip of the week
Always try to use adjoining parts to check that your alignment is right.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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