Week 80  This week more ventilators & motors

The bits we received

And what we did with them

First, I files all the mould lines off and cleaned the parts with thinners.  The the motors were glued in place with thick super glue. 

Then the parts were painted white as per the previous weeks, with the vent holes being touched in with black.

Finally the vents were glued in place with super glue.  I left off four of the vents for the moment.  The three on the funnel casing (step 3) as it will be better to leave these until after the trunking is in place, and one in step 4 which is close to a hand rail.  It will be easier to fit the handrail first, then put this vent in place.  The photo shows some of the vents in place. 

Here are the last couple of vents fitted in place after the funnels went on.

A list of weeks which haven't been completed yet.

56 - Trunking to fix
61 - 2 benches to fit after to railing have been fitted and two skylights to be fitted : Skylights have been fitted
63 - Haven't done anything to the lifeboats yet
67 - Handrails to fit
68 - Ladders for the crane base pedestals : Done
69 - A couple of the winches still to fit
70 - Some ladders still to fit
72 - Still got to fit the lifeboat davit arms to the bases
73 - Cranes to assemble
74 - Ship's names to paint white
75 - Fit lookout tower and anchors
77 - Navigation lights and 2 vents to fit80 - Four vents to fit

Hot tip of the week

Think ahead and try to do jobs in a logical sequence, such as fixing a handrail before putting a vent in front of it.

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

This week :

5 hrs

Running total :


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