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In this issue, two bilge strips will be added to a large section of the Keel for our Titanic.




Materials: The outer skin of the Keel Section is metal, but the inner liner of it and both Bilge Keels are plastic.


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Keel Section and Bilge Keels for the Hull

Step 1

Determine the orientation of this large Keel Section. The forward edge has these five posts:

Step 2

Glue the seven pins of the left Port Bilge Keel (marked ‘L’) into the matching holes along the left side of the Keel Section.

NOTE: There is a rumor that we may receive replacement metal Bilge Keels later on. You may want to wait to install these until we know for sure.

If these pins do not fit, try using a drill bit or round file to slightly enlarge the holes in the Keel:

In the same way, glue the seven pins of the right Starboard Bilge Keel (marked ‘R’) into the holes along the right side of the Keel Section.

This side is installed the same exact way, but I chose to add a drop of super glue and then clamp the Keels to keep them in place:

As I have been doing through this build, I airbrushed all of the Keel sections from this issue (as well as the Keel/Hull parts in the next few issues) with Vallejo Anti-Fouling Red 71.442 acrylic paint and sealed it in with Vallejo Satin Varnish 70.522:


I am a bit concerned about running out of this Vallejo Anti-Fouling Red paint. I have about 1/3 of the second bottle left. Wish me luck!

Next Up

Issue 96 – Next Keel Section

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