Week 47  This week more decking/roofs

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The two grey deckheads with the cutouts for the ventilators have not been glued in position yet.  I want to fit them at the same time as the ventilators.

Now I've got some more painting done the next batch of etchings have been fitted along with the hatch sides and end on the deckhouse.

The grey paint was a Humbrol satin finish medium grey which I sprayed on with an airbrush.  The etchings were all quite straight forward.  The only tricky bit was the aft most deckhouse deckhead.  The forward etching wasn't quite as tall as the sides and the aft etching, and they were all taller than the wooden bulkheads.  I stuck a piece of card on top of the wooden bulkheads which brought the height up so it was level with the forward etching.  Then I gently files down the other three etchings till they were flush with the card.  Finally I glued the deckhead on with Super Glue.

Hot tip of the week

Fill the grain of the decking with a grain filler of very fine filler before painting otherwise the texture of the grain will show through the wood.

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

This week :

5 hrs mins

Running total :

162 hrs

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