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In this issue, we will complete the second funnel and then add details to both funnels. In addition, water pipes will be added to the two superstructures.
Some of these steps will be very similar to the process we followed in Issue 11 with the first funnel.
Materials: All of the non-electronic parts in this issue are plastic.
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Assembling the Second Funnel
NOTE: We will need all of the parts from Issue 17 here, so retrieve those parts before we begin.
Fit the Smoke Generator into the Smoke Generator Holder with the wires fitting into this notch, as shown:
Fit the two posts of the Second Funnel Interior down into the matching openings on either side of the Smoke Generator Holder, as shown. Then, secure these parts together from the other side with two (2) EP screws:
This Smoke Generator assembly can be fitted over the top of the Tank, as shown. This is meant to be removable so the tank can be refilled, so do not glue these parts together.
Slide the Stay Collar over the end of the Funnel Cap, aligning the two different-sized tabs to the matching slots. The smooth side of the Stay Collar should be facing up. Do not use any glue here.
This is the smooth side of the Stay Collar:
That side butts up against the larger part of the Funnel Cap, as shown:
While holding the Stay Collar in place, slide the Funnel Cap down inside the Second Funnel assembly. Make sure these three holes in the side of the Funnel Cap are on the same side of the Funnel with the screws, as shown:
Feed the plug end of the Smoke Generator assembly down through the square hole at the bottom of the Second Funnel. and slide the entire Tank assembly down inside the Funnel.
As before, this is also a good time to slide the Tank in and out of the Second Funnel a few times to make sure it moves easily:
Set the Grille inside the top of the Funnel Cap as shown. Do not glue it into place.
Since this Grille is loose, you may want to use a piece of tape over the top of the Funnel to keep from losing it.
Detailing the Funnels
As I already repainted my Funnels in a new color, I needed to do the same with these small details. Therefore, I masked off the black sections of the Steam Escape Pipes, Whistles, and Ladders and then airbrushed everything that was ‘yellow’ with my Mission Models British Sand Yellow acrylic paint:
Once this paint dried and to add some additional detail, I hand-painted the actual Whistles themselves with Vallejo Model Air 71.067 Bright Brass Metallic paint and sealed them with a coat of clear gloss for a nice shine:
Finally, I airbrushed all of the Water Pipes to match the Funnels. Here are the part numbers in order so we can see the differences between them:
- 19G Water Pipe (A) for First Funnel – Same shape as 19H and 19I, but has the longest pins
- 19H Water Pipe (A) for Second Funnel – Same shape as 19G and 19I, but has the shortest pins
- 19I Water Pipe (B) for First Funnel – Same shape as 19G and 19H, but has the medium-length pins
- 19J Water Pipe (C) for First Funnel – Has the double bend in the pipes about a third of the way up from the pins
- 19K Water Pipe (D) for First Funnel – Has the double bend in the pipes near the pins
Press the three pins of an Aft Steam Escape Pipe (19B – the shorter of the two sets of Escape Pipes) into the matching holes along the rear of a Funnel assembly, as shown.
IMPORTANT: To prevent the Tanks from being accidentally glued inside of the Funnels, I recommend removing the Tanks from the Funnels before these details are glued into place. I did not do this here and had to tap my Tank out of the Funnel from the bottom with a screwdriver and hammer later on!
It does not matter which Funnel you start with here, the same details will be attached to both Funnels. As you go through these steps, make sure the details are placed parallel with the surface of the Funnels. This may require using tiny drops of super glue to keep everything aligned correctly:
Press the rounded tab of a Platform (19L) into the matching slot at the top front of a Funnel assembly.
This Platform can be accidentally installed upside down, so make sure this is oriented as shown. Use glue as needed:
Press the three pins of a Forward Steam Escape Pipe (19A – the longer of the two sets of Escape Pipes) into the matching holes along the front of a Funnel assembly, as shown.
This Forward Steam Escape Pipe will help keep the Platform in place. Again, make sure these pipes are parallel with the side of the Funnel and use glue if needed:
Press the three pins of a Whistle with Steam Supply Pipe (19E) into the matching holes along the Forward Steam Escape Pipe, as shown:
Fit the eight legs of a Ladder along and over both of these pipes and into the matching holes of the Funnel, as shown.
These are the holes that the legs of the Ladder will fit into. This is the point where I realized I had installed the DP screws for this Funnel Casing in the wrong holes. I carefully removed the screws and moved them down to the next set of holes. I did need to touch up the screws with paint afterwards:
It is very helpful to use a pair of tweezers here to nudge the legs of the Ladder into each hole as you go. Use glue as needed:
You can see here how making sure these details were all parallel to the Funnel Casing as we went along makes them look really great:
Repeat the previous five steps to duplicate the details on your other Funnel assembly:
Retrieve your Superstructure of the Stairwell assembly from Issue 16. Fit the two pins on the bottom of the Water Pipe (A) for Second Funnel (19H) into the matching holes at this location on the Superstructure. Do not use glue on any of these Water Pipes.
Since these Water Pipes were actually fastened to the Funnels on the real ship, I only temporarily installed them in these next few steps to show how they are supposed to be orientated. I will be modifying them in the next issue to fit tightly against the Funnel and look a bit more accurate.
When installed correctly, this Water Pipe should lean towards the rear of the Superstructure (away from the Skylight), as shown:
Retrieve your Officers’ Quarters assembly from Issue 14. Fit the two pins of the Water Pipe (A) for First Funnel (19G) into the matching holes at this location near the front left of the Officers’ Quarters:
Next, fit the two pins of the Water Pipe (D) for First Funnel (19K) into the matching holes at this nearby location on the Officers’ Quarters:
Then, at the rear left of the Officers’ Quarters, fit the two pins of the Water Pipe (B) for First Funnel (19I) into the matching holes at this location:
Finally, at the rear right of the Officers’ Quarters, fit the two pins of the Water Pipe (C) for First Funnel (19J) into the matching holes at this location:
When all four of these Water Pipes are installed correctly, they should all lean towards the rear of the Officers’ Quarters, as shown:
Wow, what a crazy issue with lots to do. They even skipped an article or two in the magazine to make room for more instructions. However, I feel our first two Funnels are looking absolutely fantastic! It is worth noting that a second funnel Grille was included along with this issue. This is a better fitting replacement for the Grille supplied for the first Funnel back in Issue 11 so that one can be replaced if so desired.
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