Week 80 This week we get the rest of the brass deck coverings and a range finder
The bits we received
And what we did with them
The deck pieces were dry fitted, and then glued in place, again with quick setting epoxy to give me that little bit of getting them just right time.
The ranger finder was glued together with plastic cement, the stuff you use for Airfix kits.
A close inspection revealed some ejector pin marks on the range finder arms. These are the pins that eject the cooled plastic from the mould.
These were filled using some green stuff putty from Games Workshop. It has the advantage of setting slowly, so you get plenty of time to work, it sticks really well (to fingers as well as models !) and it doesn't shrink, so you can work it to a good finish and don't need to sand afterwards.
I still have the hand rails to fit.
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
Week 79 : Fit the brass deck covering : Done
Week 80 : Fit handrails
Hot tip of the week
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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Take me to week 81