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#1 Posted : 05 April 2012 16:16:40
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#2 Posted : 05 April 2012 16:54:32

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Stage 37 - Contains a platform & rangefinder castings and hangar parts.

Mark the vertical lines on the panel at the points shown, the cut along the lines to make the hangar frames.

Select one of the hangar floor/ceiling panels and draw a straight line from one end to the other, so that it just misses the instep edge.
Then glue the groove hangar wall into place along the line, with the grooves facing inwards.

Add the hangar frames to the assembly, and sand level with the edges, then add the hangar ceiling.

Test fit the hangar wall along the open side of the hangar, aligning the left edge then apply glue and carefully fit/bend the panel into place.

Cut-off the overhang section and then sand the whole assembly smooth.

Check the platform and rangefinder casting for burrs, then glue the rangefinders onto the platform at the marked points as shown in the steps.

Prime the hangar section, platform and hangar block, then paint the platform grey, then highlight the scope ends of rangefinder's silver.

That's it for this week.

Future stages:

Stage 38 - Contains ply hangar plates x7, metal hanger plates x2, 4x 25mm gun base and gun barrels.

Stage 39 - Contains hangar plates x10, hangar bars x5, wood strips, hangar floor, platform & rangefinder castings.

Stage 40 - Contains elevator parts and a 25mm twin gun base and gun barrels.
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#3 Posted : 27 April 2012 12:03:40

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Stage 38 - Contains ply hangar plates x7, metal hanger sections x2, and 4x 25mm guns.

Check the casting for burrs and fill the circular indents inside the shaped casting.

Assemble the hangar as shown, then mark the corner panel as shown, with a 2mm line on one side and a 3mm line on the other side at the opposite end, then sand the areas to the lines to create two angled areas as shown.

Add the panel to the hangar and then add the remaining hangar plate. Test fir the hangar casting to ensure that the angle of the hangar meets with the angle of the casting - do not glue the casting inn place.

The steps say to prime the hangar, I have opted to leave this until a later point when other sections have been constructed.

Assemble the for guns, then prime and paint the guns and both hangar castings kure grey (or the shade of grey that you have painted the previous platforms etc). Then detail the portholes of large hangar casting with black paint

Glue the guns onto the platform (from parts 37) in the locations shown.

That's it for this week

Future stages:

Stage 39 - Contains hangar plates x10, hangar bars x5, wood strips, hangar floor, platform & rangefinder castings.

Stage 40 - Contains elevator parts and a 25mm twin gun base and gun barrels.

Stage 41 - Contains metal hanger parts x3, wood hangar parts x6, hangar block and an A6M Zero aircraft kit.

Stage 42 - Contains elevator parts, hangar parts, stern frames and a lifeboat kit.
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#4 Posted : 04 May 2012 17:18:26

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Stage 39 - Contains hangar plates x10, hangar bars x5, wood strips, hangar floor, platform and two rangefinder castings.

Carefully assemble the hangar parts as shown in the steps, ensure the panels are aligned as shown in the inset images.

Prepare the wedge shaped block by sanding a 3mm radius to the straight edge corner, then glue it to the hangar made previously.

I opted not to prime the hangar section & panel as further items may yet need to be added or possible sanding adjustment prior to installation.

Remove any burrs from the rangefinders and platform, prime and paint both, then highlight the lens of the finders with silver and glue them to the platform as shown.

That's it for this stage.

Future stages:

Stage 40 - Contains elevator parts and a 25mm twin gun base and gun barrels.

Stage 41 - Contains metal hanger parts x3, wood hangar parts x6, hangar block and an A6M Zero aircraft kit.

Stage 42 - Contains elevator parts, hangar parts, stern frames and a lifeboat kit.

Stage 43 - hangar parts, wood strips, and a lifeboat kit.
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#5 Posted : 18 May 2012 16:24:36

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Stage 40 - Contains elevator parts and a 25mm twin gun base and gun barrels.

Assemble the central elevator as per the bow elevator.

Take the quadrant section and glue it to the top of the hangar wall as shown in the inset image (ensure that you have the hangar wall correctly oriented), then sand the ends flush.

Glue the quadrant support bars in place along the hangar wall at marked line points.

The steps say to prime the elevator and hangar wall though I chose not to until the further build can be determined.

Locate frames 17 and 18 within the hull, and glue in place the two hull support plates inside of the existing support plates.

Remove any burrs from the machine gun castings, assemble each then prime and paint them grey. Glue the guns at the indicated points along the platform worked on last time.

That's it for this week, carefully store the assemblies.

Future stages:

Stage 41 - Contains metal hanger parts x3, wood hangar parts x6, hangar block and an A6M Zero aircraft kit.

Stage 42 - Contains elevator parts, hangar parts, stern frames and a lifeboat kit.

Stage 43 - Contains, hangar parts, wood strips, and a lifeboat kit.

Stage 44 - Contains hangar parts, and a Nakajima B5N aircraft kit
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