Week 58  This week mooring bitts

The bits we received

And what we did with them

Here you can see how I've stuck the parts to some upside-down masking tape ready for painting.  Lay some tape sticky side up, then tape that down with more tape.  That leaves you a nice sticky surface which you can stick the bollards to and spray in one easy go.  Don't forget to degrease the parts before you spray them.  You can either wash them with detergent and dry them thoroughly, or use cellulose thinners.  If you use a solvent make sure you use it in a well ventilated area as the fumes are unpleasant and can be harmful.

I've masked the deck with Tamiya red masking tape and painted the bulwarks red to match the other bulkheads.

Here is the completed bow.

And here is the completed stern.

I used the same technique with the paper template to mark the position of the bitts to the decks.

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

This week :

7 hrs

Running total :

229 hrs

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