Week 18 The port side of the hull

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The strip at the top is merely a spacer, and the space will eventually be filled with a piece of laser cut ply, so don't glue it in, or if you do, only spot glue it so you can get it off again.  The ply went on very easily, but use pins to hold it in place.  Pins come with issue 19.  In the picture you can see where I've used tape to hold down the corners.  They were reluctant to stay down.

Hot tip of the week

This week you get the ply for one side of the hull, next week you get the bottom, then the other side.  I would wait until you have both sides so you can do them together.  If you leave the hull with just one side covered for any length of time there is a chance that the hull will warp.  With changes of moisture in the air, temperature, etc, the ply will shrink or grow a little.  If only one side is covered this will cause the hull to bend.  If both sides are covered then the forces are equal and the hull will stay straight. 

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

This week :

 30 mins

Running total :

15 hrs 20 mins

Take me to week 19