Return to the BUILD
In this issue, the upper section of the previous hull is added to the port side of the ship.
Materials: The Hull Section in this issue is metal.
- Giant of the Sea – Carpathia: En Route Towards Titanic
- Edwardian Era – Louis Blériot: Crossing the Channel
- Step-by-Step Instructions
As part of my Frosted Windows mod, I use sanded acrylic strips to cover up these portholes:
Retrieve your Hull assembly from the previous issue. Fit the forward end of the Upper Hull Section to the rear left edge of the existing upper hull and rotate it back into place until the posts align to the mounting tabs, as shown:
I realized that in order for the upper screw tab of this new Hull Section to sit flush, I needed to trim away some of the porthole ‘window’ sheet from around the post on the existing upper Hull Section:
Secure this Fourth Hull Section into place with four (4) LM screws. If these screws do not fully tighten, use a Washer under the screw.
The Allen Key for these screws was supplied with Issue 15. However, I have been using a stubby bit ratchet with a 2mm Hex bit to make this easier. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Unlike previous issues like this, we did not attach a Bracket to this Hull Section before installing it. There is a mounting point however, so it must be coming in a later issue. I felt it would have been easier to install that Bracket now, but we shall see.
Issue 79 – Starboard Hull Section (Lower)