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In this issue, we will add decking to the second section of our Promenade Deck and fit another level of the grand staircase.
Materials: The Decking parts are wood veneer and the other parts are plastic.
- Giant of the Sea – Coptic and Arabic: Steel-Hulled Giants
- 20th Century – Italy on Two Wheels
- Step-by-Step Instructions
Digital Instructions (click image to download)
Agora Models consolidated the printed build instructions for Pack 13 (Issues 69 – 74) into a single digital PDF file:
As before, to help with light blocking, I masked off the interior areas of this Second Section of the Promenade Deck and airbrushed them with a coat of Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black and Vallejo Model Air 71.064 Chrome Metallic acrylic paints. While this deck has a patterned floor sticker around the staircase opening (why didn’t the first one), I painted over it as I am adding my own flooring:
Once this paint dried, I added my custom flooring around the staircase opening (see Issue 49 for details):
As for the First-Class Staircase, I painted it in the same way as the first one back in Issue 48:
Test fit the Decking for Port Side on the left side of the Second Section of the Promenade Deck. When happy with the fitment, carefully remove the backing paper from the Decking. Then, slowly adhere it into place, aligning it to the matching shape of the Deck 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:
In the same way, test fit and secure the Decking for Starboard Side to the right side of the Second Section of Promenade Deck. Make sure to align the holes in this Decking to the matching Deck holes:
Turn the Promenade Deck over and fit the holes of the First-Class Staircase to the matching posts at this location on the Deck.
Make sure the two forward holes are fully seated on the locating pins (arrows below):
Secure the Staircase to the Deck with two (2) AP screws:
This is how my Staircase looks with the custom flooring and paintwork:
Retrieve your Forward Section of Promenade Deck from Issue 67 and fit its four rear mounting tabs to the matching posts along the front edge of the Second Section of Promenade Deck, as shown:
Secure these two sections of Promenade Deck together from below with four (4) AP screws:
Nothing crazy new in these steps, but this Promenade Deck feels like it is growing much faster than our previous deck!
Issue 70 – Third Promenade Deck, Decking