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In this issue, we will install another section of the starboard hull and attach the port main anchor.
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are metal.
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- Step-by-Step Instructions
Just like the left side of the hull, this Starboard Section of the Hull includes the outer wall of the Forward Well Deck. So, as I did with the port side in Issue 21, I masked off and airbrushed the area below with a couple coats of Mission Models MMW-05 Standard Rust acrylic paint. Once the paint dried, I removed the masking:
Retrieve your Hull assembly from the previous issue. Fit the Starboard Section of the Hull to the starboard (right side) of the lower Hull Section, as shown.
This step may be easier if you temporarily loosen the AM screw (arrow below) holding the nearby white Top Strip in place:
Secure the bottom edge of the Starboard Section of the Hull to the lower Hull with three (3) LM hex screws.
Secure the forward edge of the Starboard Section of the Hull to the Joining Panel (9I) with two (2) KM hex screws:
Finally, secure the white Top Strip to this Starboard Section of the Hull with one (1) AM screw.
If you loosened the nearby AM screw in Step 1, it can be re-tightened now as well:
Attaching the Port Anchor
Feed the chain of the Port Anchor through the hawse pipe opening of the Port Hull Section (Bow, Upper) (2A), as shown.
Fun Fact: The Anchors on the real Titanic were assembled at Noah Hingley & Sons in Netherton, England in 1911. While Titanic’s center Anchor was the largest made at the time weighing over 15 tons, the two side Anchors only weighed around 8 tons. The side Anchors on our model are very nicely detailed and the block section with the palms (pointed blades) actually pivots!
Route this chain over the top of the two chrome Spacer rods (arrows below) and away from the bow (front) of the ship:
Connect the Anchor Chain to the clasp on the end of the Anchor Winch ‘cable’ string, as shown:
To test the operation of the Anchor Winch, gently pull the Port Anchor down. The mechanism should retract it back into place.
I found that my retracting mechanism did not fully pull the anchor up into the hawse pipe like it should. I needed to open the Winch Housing and wrap the string around the spool a time or two to remove any slack in the chain/string:
Well, I was right about the Anchor Winch – it is a manual operation. To protect the paint I added in the hawse pipe, I will rarely use them.
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