Week 58 This week we get some brass railings
The bits we received
And what we did with them
Adding the brass details to the first control post was easier than it looks. The ladder went on first. I then added the scupper pipes (nautical term for a drain pipe). I bent the longer pipe round a smallish round object, my pin vice handle in this case, which gave the right curve. I then glued the upright with superglue, and just added a tiny drop to the curved pipe and let capillary action draw the glue underneath.
Finally the door was added. I just gauged its position by eye.
There was not suggestion about how to line up the parts with the tabs on the bottom of the tower, so these will just get filed off. I don't think they serve any real use anyway !!
Here is the second tower. Same process as the first one. The scupper pipe crossed the ladder slightly lower than the photo in the instructions. It's not a detail that I can be bothered to check !!
Here is the second supper pipe, and the 120 degree angles drawn on the wooden part. I drew these out on a scrap of paper and transferred the lines on to the wooden part. Note the small run of superglue that has now been scraped off.
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
Use clean pins to apply superglue. A glue covered pin point holds too much glue, and isn't very precise at applying it.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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