ISSUE 47

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Here, we will attach the decking to the First-Class Lounge roof, add multiple small details to it, and then mount it.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Decking is wood veneer, but the rest of these parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • Giant of the Sea – Cunard Line: On Course for Change
  • A Date with Destiny – Secretary to Lady Duff-Gordon
  • 20th Century – Titanic II: History Repeats Itself
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Build


Deck Over the First Class Lounge

As with my previous deck fans/vents, I hand-painted the inside of the Cowl openings with Vallejo Model Air 71.270 Off-White acrylic paint:

To help with the light-blocking, I masked off and painted the internal section of this Deck Over the First-Class Lounge. First, I airbrushed on a coat of Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black acrylic paint. Then, I covered that with a layer of Vallejo Model Air 71.064 Chrome Metallic to help spread the light around:

Then, I attached strips of plastic to simulate the Stained-glass Windows found in this part of this ship. See that dedicated page for more details:

Step 1

Peel the Foil Sticker from the backing paper and adhere it to the underside of the Deck Over the First-Class Lounge at this location.

Be sure this Sticker covers the area bounded by the four small ‘notches’ found on the topside of this Deck, as shown. As I already painted my interior surfaces, this Sticker won’t do much, but I installed it anyway to show where it goes. First, note the location of these four slots on the top of the Deck Over the First-Class Lounge:

If you hold this Deck up to a bright light, you can see these slots from the underside. Mark their locations on the underside with a pen:

Then, simply center the Foil Sticker between the marks, as shown:

Step 2

Test fit the Decking on the top surface of the Deck, then peel the backing paper off and adhere it into place as shown.

Be very gentle with this Decking as it is fragile and can easily snap apart. As with all of my Decking, these pieces were sprayed (on the exposed sticky side) with my 3M 45 General Purpose Spray Adhesive:

Step 3

Super glue the pins of Vent D (47I) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown.

TIP: If you feel comfortable doing so, you may want to wait to install the Vents and Cowls in this issue until later on in the build. We will need to handle these large Deck assemblies quite a bit going forward and we risk damaging these small details as we go. One option is to place them in small bags marked with part numbers so they can be identified in the future.

The mounting pins/holes are different sizes, so these Vents should only fit one way. On my model, I have only been press-fitting these details in place just in case more detailed version become available at a later time. These vents look very similar, so look closely at this picture to determine which is which:

Rotate the Deck around, and in the same way, glue the pins of Vent E (47J) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown:

Step 4

Glue the pins of Vent A (47F) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown.

These vents also look very similar, so look closely at this picture to determine which is which:

In the same way, glue the pins of Vent B (47G) and Vent C (47H) into the matching holes at these locations on the Decking, as shown:

Step 5

Glue the pins of Cowl A (47B) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown.

There are four different types of Cowls in this issue. However, two are identical (47E) so set those aside for now. The others are identified here:

The mounting pins/holes are different sizes, so these Cowls should only fit one way.

Glue the pins of Cowl B (47C) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown:

Glue the pins of Cowl C (47D) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown:

Step 6

Glue the pins of one Cowl D (47E) into the matching holes at this location on the Decking, as shown:

Similarly, glue the pins of the other Cowl D into the matching holes at this location on the Decking as shown:

Step 7

Retrieve your Boat Deck assembly from the previous issue. Fit this First-Class Lounge Deck assembly over the matching shape at the rear of the Boat Deck, as shown:

While holding the Lounge Deck in place, carefully turn the entire assembly over. Then, secure the Lounge Deck into place with six (6) AP screws.

Before I secured this Deck down, I started adding my Custom Lighting mod. Check out that dedicated page for more details!

Thoughts


The more structure we add to our Boat Deck, the better and better it is looking!

Next Up


Issue 48 – LED Strip/Cable, Forward Grand Staircase/Wall, Wheelhouse Bulkhead, Corner Joints

2 thoughts on “ISSUE 47”

  1. I’m curious about what measurements you used for the plastic here to cover the windows for the lounge and smoking room? I’m trying to get mine to fit without interfering with the lip on the deck

    1. I answered you on Facebook, but I do fit my window strips to be about 1mm down from the top of the wall. This way, the ridges on the deck above can fit down inside these walls without interference.

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