Week 46  This week decking and roofs

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The two layers of decking were laminated and fitted in the same way I did it in week 44.  Then the deck house bulkheads were fitted.  These were the correct size, but you should check them against the deck head (roof in plain English) and the card decorations.  The various deck heads and hatch parts have just been put in place for the moment.  They need to be painted grey and I will paint them when I am ready to paint the other deck heads that are coming up.  I also want to fit the ventilator inlet (coming in week 48) before I fit the forward most deck head in this photo.

Notice the black square in the middle.  This is where one of the sky lights will go, and is actually a square of card, blacked with a marker pen.  This is to give a black background to show off the fine brass etching of the skylight.

The etchings for this week will be fitted later as well.  These still need to be painted.

Hot tip of the week

Always check the size of parts against the parts they are going to fit to, or parts that are going to fit on them.  E.g.  Deckheads against bulkheads,  bulkheads against the recess in the deck.  It is much easier to modify a part before it is fitted than after it is fitted.

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

This week :

3 hrs

Running total :

157 hrs

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