Week 64 This week we get more of the aft signal station and some hand rails
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The signal station is finished this week. The following three photos show the sequence of assembly. It's all straight forward and needs no further explanation.
The platform below was given a coat of sanding sealer to fill the grain, and then the hand rails were glued on using super glue. First the aft one.
The two end rails went on next. These were rolled using my usual method of rolling them on a softish surface with the shank of a drill bit.
Then the forward rail was glued in place.
Finally the small bracket was fixed.
The instructions say to glue this on now, but I'm going to leave it until later. Mainly so that it doesn't get damaged in handling, but also because I'm not sure if it will get in the way of gluing anything else, like the deck !!
Things not yet done
Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fit resin stern part 70
Fit the bilge keels
Fit sea chest grills
Fit the resin bow piece
Add hanger side doors : Done
Fill the nail heads on barbette Caesar
Fit hanger door : Done
Fit bulkheads in week 61
Fit the bulkhead in week 62
Hot tip of the week
A diamond file is ideal for finishing the edges of the etched parts.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
This week :
Running total :