ISSUE 25

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“The access to the gun turret is via a rectangular opening off the main ring corridor, opposite the passage tube to the cockpit. This issues includes the components for four panels of the access passage walls.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Hull Frame is 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 C for Corridors
  • Parts #6 = Type F for Frames

Magazine

  • Starship Fact File – Jedi Starfighter: Delta-7 Aethersprite Starfighter
  • Secrets of Spaceflight – Gyrocomputers
  • Build the Falcon – Assembly Steps

Build


NOTE: The Hull Plating, Hull Frame, and screws will not be needed in these assembly steps and can safely stored until the next set of issues arrive:

The Assembly Jig and Non-Slip Pads will not be needed in these assembly steps either. However, to keep us from possibly losing the Non-Slip Pads, we can install them now. Simply peel the backing paper off and stick them into the matching circular recesses, as shown. I also marked this Jig section with the issue number – I am not sure if it matters but it can’t hurt. Then, this assembly can be stored safely until we need it in a later issue:

Lining the Access Walls

Step 01

Match up each sprue with the corresponding two wall panels.

For this first section, we need the Gun Turret Access (Forward Inner Panel), Gun Turret Access (Forward Outer Panel), and this specific Cushion Pads sprue. The two sprues are not the same, so look closely to determine which sprue is needed here:

Step 02

One at a time, remove the Cushions Pads for the Gun Turret Access (Forward Outer Panel) from the sprue.

First, let us identify each of the Cushion Pads with numbers. For this first Panel, we will need Pads #1 through #7:

Step 03

Using super glue, secure the pins of these Cushion Pads to the matching locations of the Gun Turret Access (Forward Outer Panel).

We can identify the appropriate locations for each Cushion Pad by numbering them on each part:

Knowing this, we can install Cushion Pads #1 through #7 into the panel. For details on how I cut and sand plastic parts from a sprue, check out Issue 07:

Step 04

Repeat this process to secure Cushion Pads #8 through #14 to the Gun Turret Access (Forward Inner Panel).

When installing the first four Pads, make sure the angled end (arrow below) is facing this side of the Panel:

Once this first sprue of Cushion Pads is installed, we should have two Panels that look like this:

Step 05

Prepare the parts for the second set of Gun Turret Access panels:

For the second section, we need the Gun Turret Access (Rear Inner Panel), Gun Turret Access (Rear Outer Panel), and the other Cushion Pads sprue:

Step 06

One at a time, remove the Cushions Pads for the Gun Turret Access (Rear Inner Panel) from the sprue.

First, let us identify each of the Cushion Pads with numbers. For this first Panel, we will need Pads #1 through #7:

Step 07

Likewise, secure the pins of these Cushion Pads to the matching locations of the Gun Turret Access (Rear Inner Panel).

We can identify the appropriate locations for each Cushion Pad by numbering them on each part:

Knowing this, we can install Cushion Pads #1 through #7. As before, make sure the angled end of each Pad is facing the right side of this Panel:

Step 08

Repeat this process to secure Cushion Pads #8 through #14 to the Gun Turret Access (Rear Outer Panel):

Thoughts


Keep all of these Gun Turret Access wall panels nearby as we will need them in the next issue.

Next Up


 Issue 26 – Hull Plating/Frame, Radial Stiffening Rib, Assembly Jig/Pads, Port Corridor Floor, Access Floor/Ceiling

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