Close but no cigar

July 10, 2009

Last night and this morning was meant to be finishing the stern by replacing the stern draft marks that were misaligned. Of course, I ran out of numbers (1s specifically) so it will have to wait until the new set comes next week.

On the subject of draft marks, I am not completely happy with how mine are lining up.  It is very tight spacing getting them in there and though I try to be very careful there is still some misalignment (at least to my eye).

I thought I had come up with a solution – MicroMark sells decal film for making your own decals.  You print them from your computer.  Perfect!!! Well not quite.  Printers don’t print white :cry:. This is not a problem for most people because they print on white paper.  An Micromark sells a white based decal film – but that would mean I would have to cut out tiny little decals and then still have to align them.  Sigh.  Guess I’ll just keep putting the dry transfer numbers on and scraping them off until I’m happy.

Take care – happy modeling.

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Hanging the Chain

July 9, 2009

I’m finally ready to hand the rudder chain.  While there is no real difficulty in doing so, it did bring up the question of whether I was going to follow the model plans or the original ship’s plan.

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Clench Bolts

July 9, 2009

We’re on the home stretch of the rudder assembly :smile:.  I have previously made the gudgeons and pintles, so the last thing left to do is to make the bolts to hold it all together.

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