Week 77 This week we receive the bridge wings.
The bits we received
And what we did with them
This week was pretty much a case of following the instructions. This is the base of the first bridge wing.
Then on go the hand rails. The curved section was made by first rolling the brass to put a gentle curve in it. This was done with a drill shank on a piece of rubber as usual. Then I used a small pair of smooth jawed pliers to tweak the curve into the exact shape.
Finally here are the completed bridge wings
The two small brackets have been left on the fret to save them getting lost. Don't throw the fret away by mistake though !
Things not yet done
Week 9 : Fit rudder servo tray
Week 18 : Fit the fore deck
Weeks 37 & 38 : Fit the bilge keels
Week 42 : Plank the porthole areas
Week 43 : Fit the resin bow piece
Week 47 : Fit sea chest grills
Week 54 : Drill the portholes
Week 67 : Fit Anti aircraft bridge
Week 71 : Modify wind speed and direction indicators
Week 73 : Fit part 573
Week 75 : Fit part 633
Hot tip of the week
Use super glue sparingly.
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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