ISSUE 86

 Return to the BUILD


In this issue, the upper hull section surrounding the engine room opening will be added to our model.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: This part is metal.

Magazine

  • Giant of the Sea – The Gilded Age of Cunard (Part I)
  • A Date with Destiny – Archibald Gracie IV: Last of a Lineage
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Build


The Next Section of the Hull (Upper Port Side)

Step 1

Install two (2) BM screws into these holes of the Hull Section (Upper Port Side).

As I mentioned in the previous issue, these iron screws will give the magnets of the upcoming engine room hull panel something to hold on to. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Continuing with my Frosted Windows mod, I added sanded pieces of acrylic sheet to the backs of all the portholes in this Hull Section:

Step 2

Retrieve your Hull assembly from the previous issue. Fit this Hull Section (Upper Port Side) to the upper left keel, aligning the forward mounting tabs to the matching posts of the existing Hull section as shown:

Secure this Hull into place with two (2) LM screws.

The Allen Key for this screw was supplied with Issue 15. However, I have been using a stubby bit ratchet with a 2mm Hex bit to make tightening these screws much quicker and easier:

Thoughts


These most recent sections of Hull are not well supported until we add the bottom keel sections. Take care while handling this assembly to prevent bending anything out of whack. We have now completed Pack 15!

Next Up


Issue 87 – Lower Starboard Hull (Coming Soon)

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