ISSUE 75

 Return to the BUILD


In this issue, we add windows to the Service Area and Corridor and then install it on our Promenade Deck.

 

Contents


Parts

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

Magazine

  • A Date with Destiny – Benjamin Guggenheim: Gentlemen to the End
  • 20th Century – Peggy Guggenheim: Icon of the 20th Century
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Digital Instructions (click image to download)

Agora Models consolidated the printed build instructions for Pack 14 (Issues 75 – 80) into a single digital PDF file:

Build


Service Area and Corridor

As before, to help with light blocking, I masked off the exterior walls of this Service and Corridor Superstructure and airbrushed the interior with a coat of Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black and Vallejo Model Air 71.064 Chrome Metallic acrylic paints:

Step 1

Carefully cut the ten (10) Windows from the photo-etch sheet.

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

Super glue five of these Windows into the matching openings along the port side of the Service and Corridor Superstructure.

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:

Step 2

In the same way, glue the other five Windows into the matching openings along the starboard side of the Superstructure:

Continuing with my Frosted Windows mod, I glued sanded strips of acrylic sheet to the insides of the window openings. I forgot to do this until after my Windows were installed, but that is OK:

Step 3

Retrieve your Promenade Deck assembly from the previous issue. Fit this Service and Corridor Superstructure to this matching area in the middle of the Deck, aligning the mounting lugs over the posts as shown:

Secure the Superstructure into place with four (4) AP screws:

Step 4

Turn your Promenade Deck assembly over. Clip the LED Strip into place at this location, matching the angled corners 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


On the real ship, this narrow Superstructure contained a port-side passenger corridor connecting the rear 1st Class Entrance with the 1st Class Lounge. However, most of the space was consumed by the Reciprocating Engine Casing as well as the 3rd Funnel Casing. The deck recesses on each side would have typically filled with deck chairs. I love this ship! Keep this Promenade Deck and the unused LED Cable nearby as they will be needed in the next issue.

Next Up


Issue 76 – First-Class Smoking Room, LED Strip, Support Frames, Windows

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