Sunday, April 29, 2012

Titanic Part 4

Well what would be a model without some sort of damage somewhere.  In this case, the damage is to me. So lets go back in time for a brief spell; say the 1940's.  Back then, most men shaved with Gillette Double Edge Razor Blades. In order to cut out model parts that were printed on Balsa wood; it was necessary to snap a razor blade in half taping the broken edge so ones fingers could negotiate around the printed area of the part. This was not always successful and many a finger or thumb ended up with a razor cut. Then came the Gem Single Edge Blade and wow we still managed to cut a finger or thumb somewhere along the way.
Fast forward to the present and all the advance modeling tools and imagine one still being able to inflict damage to one fingers.  In this case, it was my thumb when a simple slip of the blade cut into the face of my thumb right down the center to the first joint.  Deep, but not requiring stitches. So. Well wrapped in gauze and tape my modeling has slowed to a crawl.
The damage occurred while removing some plastic which was to represent benches.  These would be replaced with photo etched benches during final assembly.  It was necessary to remove these in order for the deck to fit flat at that area.
I was able to remove three and a half of the the four benches before the mishap took place.
and early this morning with my thumb on the mend, I finished removing the fourth bench and attached the wooden deck.
"A Deck" - Where it will finely go.

Full View

Several parts yet to opened, assembled and attached.
Todays pictures, give you another photo of another deck, in this case "A Deck" the culprit; temporarily placed in position.  In these photos, one can get an idea of the amount parts yet to assembled and attached to the ship.

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