As described in my picket boat post xmas presents gave a problem of havign two models to build from presents and if I start to build one and not the other I will hear a cry of 'why arent you building mine first?'. My HMS Yarmouth which is virtually just with stanchions left has had to be put to one side as I have been asked already 'when are you going to start my boat?'.
So this week I made a start on both my new presents with the aim of building both side by side to protect sensitivities. .
The instructions and plans for the MA/SB are a huge improvement on the normal Deans instructions which are usually dire but these seem to be top notch - time will tell no doubt. But well done Deans on the improvement.
Contents were checked and there were a couple of parts missing so a quick call and this was resolved very rapidly. First class customer service.
Rubbed and washed and holes made were necessary. Tacked in with superglue then clear slow set expoxy applied. Same for the shaft.
When this dries FG paste will be used to set it fully and secure it.
Meantime because it was cold in the garage and I had the day to myself today I have gone out of sequence and started on the main cabin alternating with the Picket Boat etc. And with the picket boat this model does lend itself to be made out of sequence. I also made up the spare barrel locker and it is starting to quickly take shape.
It has gone together over 2 days very quickly and next weekend I will start on the internals RC and fit the deck.