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Attach another two sections of hull assembly to the previous port bow hull sections.
Materials: The two Hull Sections are metal and the Connecting Panel is plastic.
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More Parts for the Port Side Hull
Retrieve your Port Hull assembly from Issue 2. Fit the Lower Port Hull Section to this location on the assembly, as shown.
As in Issue 2, I airbrushed my entire Lower Port Hull Section using Vallejo Anti-Fouling Red 71.442 and a topcoat of Vallejo Satin Varnish 70.522:
Secure this Lower Port Hull Section to the existing Connecting Panel (2D) from behind with two (2) AM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
In the same way, fit the Port Hull Section (Bow, Lower) to this location on the assembly as shown:
Secure this Port Hull Section (Bow, Lower) to the existing Connecting Panel (2D) from behind with two (2) more AM screws:
Fit the Connecting Panel to the end of these new Hull Sections, align the holes as shown, and secure the Connecting Panel to these Hull Sections with four (4) more AM screws:
Retrieve your Name Plate from Issue 2. Firmly press the Name Plate into this top position between the upper Hull Sections, as shown.
This Name Plate needs to be removed again in Issue 7, so I recommend to just wait on installing it until then.
Piece by piece, our port hull is slowly growing in size. Before we know it, we will have the entire bow section built!
Issue 5 – Starboard Bow Hull Section, Engine Short Connecting Rods/Shaft, Valve Rods, Link Sections
2 thoughts on “ISSUE 4”
How do you feel about the gaps in the plates that are joined together? It looks like the paler colour you chose makes the gap stand out more. Do you think you will fill these in at some stage?
Now that I have chosen a new color for the anti-fouling paint, I could always fill the gap with putty and repaint. However, I am going to wait and see how it looks when more of the hull is complete. Besides, the way I plan on lighting it, it may not matter in the end.