ISSUE 73

 Return to the BUILD


In this issue, we install windows into the First-Class Entrance and Cabins and then secure it on our Promenade Deck.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Windows are photo-etch metal while the other non-electrical parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • Edwardian Era – The Modern Olympic Games
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Build


First-Class Entrance and Cabins

As before, to help with light blocking, I masked off the exterior walls of the First-Class Entrance and Cabins and airbrushed the interior with a coat of Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black and Vallejo Model Air 71.064 Chrome Metallic acrylic paints:

Continuing with my Frosted Windows mod, I glued sanded strips of acrylic sheet to the insides of the window openings:

I also hand-painted the interior wall of the two Bulkheads with a basecoat of Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black and a topcoat of Vallejo Model Air 71.001 White acrylic paint to help keep any light from passing (glowing) through them:

Step 1

Carefully cut the eight (8) arched Large Windows from the photo-etch sheet.

Take care not to lose any of these Windows as we will use every one of them:

Beginning at the left rear corner of the First-Class Entrance and Cabins, glue the Large Windows into these four matching openings.

Working on one window at a time, I applied a couple tiny drops of super glue onto the recessed ledge of a window opening. I highly recommend using a tool such as the Vallejo T12005 Pick & Place Tool – it makes short work of installing these windows:

In the same way at the right rear corner of the First-Class Entrance and Cabins, glue the Large Windows into these four matching openings:

Carefully cut the remaining forty-four (44) Small Windows from the photo-etch sheet:

Continuing along this port (left) wall towards the front, glue seventeen (17) Small Windows into these matching openings.

As you install these Small Windows, make sure the horizontal bar (mullion) of each one is closer to the top of the wall, as shown:

Step 2

Continue to glue ten (10) Small Windows into the matching openings along the front of the First-Class Entrance and Cabins, as shown:

Step 3

Finally, glue the last seventeen (17) Small Windows into the matching openings along the starboard (right) side of the First-Class Entrance and Cabins, as shown:

Step 4

Retrieve your Promenade Deck assembly from the previous issue. Fit the First-Class Entrance and Cabins to this matching area at the forward end of the Deck, aligning the mounting lugs over the posts as shown:

Ensure these tabs along the walls of the Entrance and Cabins fit into the matching slots of the Deck, as shown:

Secure the Entrance and Cabins into place with ten (10) AP screws:

Step 5

Press the three pins of the Starboard Partition Bulkhead into the matching holes at this right-side forward location of the Promenade Deck.

If you find the fitment of these Bulkheads loose, use small drops of super glue to hold them in place:

Likewise, secure the three pins of the Port Partition Bulkhead into the holes at this left-side forward location of the Promenade Deck:

Step 6

Turn the Promenade Deck upside down and clip the LED Strip into the second section behind the staircase, matching the corner notches together as shown.

On my model, the 3mm round LED on the end of this LED Strip ended up inside the Staircase. As I did not want it visible, I gently bent it vertical:

Thoughts


Our first interior space on the Promenade Deck is installed, this is going to look really good soon!

Next Up


Issue 74 – First Class Lounge, Support Structure, LED Strip/Cable, Windows

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