ISSUE 81

 Return to the BUILD


In this issue, we prepare the forward section of the bridge deck – the first of many sections we will bring together.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Decking is wood veneer, but the other parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • Giant of the Sea: Naronic: A Mysterious Disappearance
  • A Date with Destiny – Karl Behr: A Titanic Love Match
  • Edwardian Era – St. Louis World’s Fair
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Digital Instructions (click image to download)

Agora Models consolidated the printed build instructions for Pack 15 (Issues 81 – 86) into a single digital PDF file:

Build


First Section of the Bridge Deck

To light-block the floor and walls of this Forward Section of the Bridge Deck (and the Second Section of Bridge Deck from Issue 82) glow, I masked off and airbrushed the interior surfaces (on both sides) with the same Vallejo Model Air 71.057 Black and Vallejo Model Air 71.064 Chrome Metallic acrylic paint treatment I have used throughout my Titanic build. This is the Second Section from the next issue here:

Most of the upright walls of these large Bridge Deck parts are exterior to the ship core, there are some areas that face an interior space. To restore the white color to the outside walls, I masked off the interior-facing walls as shown, and then painted the walls again with Vallejo Model Air 71.001 White:

Here is the finished part from the next issue:

And, here is the finished Forward Section of the Bridge Deck part from this issue:

The underside of these large parts is entirely interior to the ship, so they just received the Black and Chrome paint layers:

Finally, as part of my Frosted Windows mod, I added strips of sanded acrylic sheet to the enclosed (interior facing) windows on both sides, as shown:

While I was at it, I also added windows (on both sides) to this section of the Second Section of Bridge Deck from the next issue:

Step 1

Retrieve your Promenade Deck assembly from Issue 76 and carefully turn it upside down on your work surface. Then, fit the Closing Panel over this opening in front of the staircase, as shown. Secure this Closing Panel into place with two (2) AP screws.

There are two screw holes and two smaller holes that fit onto matching pins (arrows below). On my model, I will likely remove this Panel to allow my custom lighting wiring to pass between the decks:

Step 2

Test fit the Decking in the matching recess of the Forward Section of the Bridge 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:

Thoughts


I am certain these Bridge Deck parts are the largest single pieces of our entire Titanic build so far! It will be interesting to see how the interior walls will fit and what details this area may require. For example, the outdoor wooden railings will need some paint at a later point. We will be expanding and adding walls/decking to this assembly over the next three issues, so keep it nearby.

Next Up


Issue 82 – Second Section of the Bridge Deck, Decking, Joining Pieces

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