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In this issue, we add a few more Boat Deck details and install another starboard hull section, adding to the length of our Titanic.




Materials: All of the parts in this issue are metal.


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  • Step-by-Step Instructions


The Pipes, Ducts, and Benches

As I have been doing through this build, I airbrushed and sealed this Hull Section with Vallejo Anti-Fouling Red 71.442 and Vallejo Satin Varnish 70.522 acrylics paints.

Step 1

Retrieve our Boat Deck assembly from the previous issue, and your Piping C and Piping D from Issue 60. At the right rear of the Third Funnel, super glue the three pins of Piping D to matching holes of Piping A and the Third Funnel Base roof as shown.

Back in Issue 57, I airbrushed these two Piping parts to match the color of the Funnels. I recommend test fitting these before gluing them in place. As I wanted my Piping to be flush against the Funnel exterior, I first cut off the two large pins, leaving the small locating pin in place:

This was then glued to the Funnel deckhouse roof and the locating pin was glued into the Piping (red arrows). For a better look, I then glued the Piping to the Funnel at the areas circled in yellow:

At the left rear of the Third Funnel, glue the two pins of Piping C to matching holes of Piping B and the Third Funnel Base roof, as shown.

Again, I cut the long pin off and glued this Piping in place (including to the Funnel exterior as before):

Step 2

Retrieve your Pipe (63F) from Issue 63. Glue the pins of this Pipe into these three matching holes behind the Fourth Funnel, as shown.

On my model, these pins pressed into place without any need for glue:

Retrieve your Port Duct and Starboard Duct from Issue 63. Press the pins of these Ducts into the matching holes in the roof forward of the Fourth Funnel, as shown:

Step 3

Retrieve your two Benches from Issue 63. Glue the tabs of these Benches into the matching slots at the very rear of the Boat Deck.

Right before I installed these Benches, I noticed my rear Decking was peeling up. To solve this, I filled a small syringe with some super glue, injected it under the affected deck, and clamped it. With its sharp needle, I could even poke through the wood paneling to fix bubbles or hard to reach areas.

Please take extra precautions if you plan on using any needles – I don’t want anyone getting hurt!

Make sure these Benches are facing the proper direction, as shown:

Step 4

Retrieve your Panel 1 and Panel 2 from Issue 43. Fit these to the top of the bridge and wheelhouse areas, as shown.

These roof Panels should not be glued into place. They are designed to be removable so we can look into these areas after the model is completed:

The Next Section of the Hull

Step 5

Retrieve your Bow Hull assembly from the previous issue. Fit the Hull Section (Starboard Side) to the lower right keel, aligning the mounting tabs to the matching posts as shown:

Secure the forward edge of this Hull Section to the existing Hull with one (1) LM screw.

The Allen Key for this screw was supplied with Issue 15. However, I have been using a stubby bit ratchet with a 2mm Hex bit to make tightening these screws much quicker and easier. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Secure the lower edge of this Hull Section to the existing Keel with one (1) IM screw:

Step 6

Fit the Bracket onto these matching posts inside the rear port (left) edge as shown, then secure this Bracket into place with two (2) AM screws:

Our Hull assembly is coming along quite nicely!


We have extended our Hull and are adding the final details to our Boat Deck. I can only imagine what it is going to be like to install all of the railings. Soon we will be working on the next deck down – the Promenade Deck!

Next Up

Issue 66 – Upper Hull Section (Starboard), Bracket

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