Week 66  This week we get some pipework

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The first 'problem' was that there is a small area of plain wood, whereas everything else is covered by brass.  This was solved by taking a scrap of brass and trimming it to size as shown below.  I used a half etched thickness that was cut from the unused part in issue 52.  This was cut slightly oversized, glued in place with superglue, and finally filed back to get a perfect fit.

Next the brass bulkheads were glued in place.  I used superglue for these as they are small and flat.  The scupper pipes were also fitted with superglue.

The two exhaust pipes were bent as per the instructions, but double checking against the actual model at the same time.

These are lagged pipes and the eyelets provided are vastly over scale.  In fact they are invisible on the photos of the Bismarck, as shown is the History & Destiny, page 6.  There for I have left them off completely.

The pipes are glued in place with superglue.

The ventilators are straight forward.  Just remember to sand the top and bottom surfaces to give the glue a good key.

Lastly the vents were sanded to remove the molding defects and glued in place.


Things not yet done

Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fixing deck
Fit resin stern part 70
Fit the bilge keels
Fit sea chest grills
Fit the resin bow piece
Week 54
Fill the nail heads on barbette Caesar
Week 60
Fit bulkheads in week 61
Fit the bulkhead in week 62
Week 65
Week 66

Hot tip of the week

Don't superglue your model to your finger !!

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

This week :

4 hrs

Running total :


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