Monday, 12 March 2012

Yet another progress report

I have managed to do some work on my latest model ship during the course of the day. I have begun building the sub-assemblies that will used construct the superstructure, and the turrets are almost complete (they are just missing their gun barrels and rangefinders).


I have made extensive use of thin dowel (actually lengths of cocktail stick) to act as 'pins' between the various pieces of the superstructure. These have two functions:
  1. To hold and strength the joints and
  2. To help ensure that the parts are positioned correctly.
I picked up and adapted this idea as a result of watching Norm Abram's woodworking programmes on cable TV.

With luck I might begin the assembly process this evening; if not, I will start it tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Bob

    Nice collection of bits you have there. It will be good to see them all assembled.

    Re the cocktail sticks, it's another version of 'glue and screw'.

    Jim

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  2. Jim Duncan,

    I have just begun to assemble them ... and I am very pleased with the results so far.

    I have 'glued and screwed' on larger projects before (like wargames boards!), but have never used dowels. So far they have helped ensure that the various model sub-assemblies have all gone together as I had hoped.

    All the best,

    Bob

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