ISSUE 20

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“Continue assembling the passage tube by fitting the rectangular section that links it to the main ring corridor. Like the rest of the corridors, this area is heavily lined with padded cushions.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Hull Frames and Connectors are metal and the remaining parts are plastic.

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

  • Parts #5 = Type F for Frames

Magazine

  • Starship Fact File – Imperial Capital Ship: Imperial I-Class Star Destroyer
  • Secrets of Spaceflight – Cargo Handling
  • Build the Falcon – Assembly Steps

Build


NOTE: The Hull Frames, Connectors, screws, Assembly Jig, and Non-Slip Pads will not be needed in these assembly steps and can be set aside. However, I did install the Pads into the matching circular recesses of the Jig so we do not lose them:

Assembling the Corridor Liners

Steps 01-03

Carefully cut Cushion Pad #1 from the sprue, and then super glue it into this matching location on the Corridor Liner (Small).

For details on how I cut and sand plastic parts from a sprue, check out Issue 07. To identify the different parts on this sprue, we will assign them numbers as shown:

 Here is the Cushion Pad #1 installed – I put a tiny drop of glue in the mounting hole and then fit the part in place:

Step 04

In the same way, cut Cushion Pad #2 from the sprue and glue it to this next location on the Corridor Liner (Small):

Step 05

Cut Cushion Pad #3 from the sprue and glue it to this next location on the Corridor Liner (Small).

To orient this part correctly, note the shallow notch on the left end and the curved end on the right:

Step 06

Cut Cushion Pad #4 from the sprue and glue it to this next location on the Corridor Liner (Small).

One end of this Pad is slightly curved and should be at the right, as shown below:

Steps 07-08

Cut Cushion Pad #5 and Cushion Pad #6 from the sprue and glue them to these last locations to finish the Corridor Liner (Small):

Assembling the Second Liner

The Corridor Liner (Large) is assembled using the same process. Pay attention to the shape of the parts as you fit them to ensure proper orientation:

Assembling the Passage Tube

Steps 01-03

Retrieve your Passage Tube assembly from the previous issue. Fit the two tabs of the Corridor Liner (Small) into the matching slots at this location at the angled end of the Passage Tube Floor.

The curved side panel of this Liner should rest up against the wall of the Passage Tube Base, as shown:

Steps 04-05

In the same way, fit the two tabs of the Corridor Liner (Large) into the matching slots at this location of the Passage Tube Floor, as shown.

Again, the curved side panel of this Liner should rest up against the wall of the Passage Tube Base:

Thoughts


This narrow walkway will eventually join up to the curved Corridor section we recently built. Before that happens, we need to add the wall Cushion Pads to this assembly which begins with the next issue.

Next Up


 Issue 21 – Hull Plating/Frame, Cushion Pads, Connectors

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