Tuesday, December 22, 2009

S.S. VALHALLA Part - 2

Working from the MDF core, I laminated the decks and bulkheads with sheet styrene, taking time to cut out a few port holes first.  I then added the sides.  The sides are .040 styrene.  There are five panels altogether.   Some of the panels form the high railings of the ship so careful layout was necessary.  I also intend to portray a riveted steel hull.   A real ship would have overlapping panels joined with rivets - this is a bit complicated to do in 1/87 scale so instead, taking a trick from the Severna Park Model Railroad group I will use applied strips with rivets embossed on them.  

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