|Mocking up the superstructure.|
Over the past three days I added the decks and the bow bulwark.
The decks are laser cut 1/8th inch acrylic. I used 2-part epoxy to glue the deck pieces to the wooden hull. There were a few places where I had to sand the deck to make it even with the wood hull sides.
|Making a paper template|
I added putty to smooth the bulwark to the hull.
While the putty died, I drew up a mockup of the superstructure. The railings and stairs are the next Alkem Scale Models products. Stay tuned for them.
One other thing I realized is that the 2.5 inch diameter silos I originally used for the borax factory look kind of wimpy next to the ship. So I bought some bigger 3.5 inch PVC tubing that I will cut to make a more massive silo complex.
|Paper the,plate to cut bulwark|
|Gluing styrene bulwark to hull|