ISSUE 19

 Return to the BUILD


“This issue includes a new type of assembly. The underside of the hull has two deep recesses in the outer plating. These are fitted on the inside of the metal framework, but first you need to install the machinery that fills these areas.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: All of the parts in this issue are plastic.

Screws: I have designated the screws supplied in this issue as follows. See my Screws page for more details:

  • Parts #5 = Type C for Corridors

Magazine

  • Starship Fact File – Republic and Alliance Starfighter: Koensayr BTL-B Y-Wing Fighter-Bomber
  • Secrets of Spaceflight – Emergency Equipment
  • Build the Falcon – Assembly Steps

Build


Detailing the Recess

Step 01

Begin by test fitting the Reinforcing Beam (3) to these matching slots inside the Port Hull Recess, orienting it as shown:

Step 02

When happy with the fitment, secure this Beam into place with small drops of super glue.

I used a few clamps to help keep the Beam against the wall of the Recess, at least as best as I could:

Step 03

Carefully cut Detail #1 from the Plant-On Details sprue.

To identify the different parts on this sprue, we will assign them numbers as shown:

For details on how I cut and sand plastic parts from a sprue, check out Issue 07. Here is my Detail #1 part:

Step 04

Glue the two pins of Detail #1 into the matching holes at this location inside the Port Hull Recess.

The pins and holes are different sizes so this will only fit correctly one way, as shown:

Step 05

Carefully cut Detail #2 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the two ends of this Detail into the indicated holes below:

Step 06

Carefully cut Detail #3 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the two ends of this Detail into the indicated holes below:

Step 07

Carefully cut Detail #4 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the tab of this Detail into the matching slot at this location of the Port Hull Recess, orienting it as shown:

Step 08

Glue the three tabs of the Reinforcement Beam (2) into these matching slots at this location of the Recess, orienting it as shown.

On my model, I thought it would be easier to install this part first before Detail #5 but honestly I don’t think it matters:

Steps 09-10

Carefully cut Detail #5 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the three pins of this Detail into these matching holes of the Recess:

Step 11

Carefully cut Detail #6 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the tab of the Detail into this matching slot of the Recess, as shown:

Step 12

Carefully cut Detail #7 from the Plant-On Details sprue. Glue the ends of the Detail into these matching holes of the Recess, as shown:

IMPORTANT: There should still be one part left on the Plant-On Details sprue. This part will be needed in a later stage, so be sure to save it!

Painting the Recess

NOTE: There are instructions in the magazines on how to paint this Port Hull Recess. However, I feel their method will make these details much too dark. Therefore, I will be painting my Hull Recesses later on in the build using some reference photos of the real 5-foot studio model. This should help us get the colors to be a bit more accurate. For now, this is what our complete, yet unpainted, Port Hull Recess looks like:

Assembling the Passage Tube

Step 01

Fit the six posts of the Passage Tube Floor onto the matching posts of the Passage Floor Base, orienting it as shown:

Step 02

The angled end of the Passage Tube Floor should be flush with the edge of the Passage Tube Base:

Steps 03-04

While holding these parts together, secure the Passage Tube Base to the Passage Tube Floor from below with six (6) Type C screws:

Step 05

The Corridor Arch and Cushion Pads supplied in this issue needs to be assembled in the same way as the previous Arches.

As I painted my Arches in the previous issue, I assembled this Arch back then as well:

Steps 06-08

Retrieve your other two Corridor Arch assemblies from the previous issue. Fit the ends of all three Corridor Arches into the matching slots at these locations on the Passage Tube Floor, as shown.

I highly recommend not gluing these Arches in place – we will take them out again soon:

Thoughts


Ah yes, another Corridor is under way! This one will lead towards the cockpit once installed into our model. Keep the Corridor nearby as we will need it in the next issues, but the Port Hull Recess and the unused sprue Detail can be safely stored until the next shipment arrives.

Next Up


 Issue 20 – Hull Frames, Non-Slip Pads, Assembly Jig, Connectors, Corridor Liners, Cushion Pads

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