ISSUE 29

 Return to the BUILD


“This issue includes a key part of the assembly – the turret ring that joins all the frames in the center of the ship, and provides a mounting for the turret.

 

Contents


Parts

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

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

  • Parts #3 = Type F for Frames
  • Parts #4 = Type H for Hull Plating

Magazine

  • Starship Fact File – Fastest Fighter in the Alliance Fleet: KSE A-Wing Starfighter
  • Secrets of Spaceflight – Combat Techniques 1: Stages of Engagement
  • Build the Falcon – Assembly Steps

Build


NOTE: The Hull Frame and Radial Rib in this issue will not be needed in these assembly steps and can safely stored until needed later on:

Fitting the Turret Ring

Step 01

Look closely at the Turret Ring BF-09 and locate this notch:

Step 02

Retrieve your bottom Hull assembly from Issue 27. Locate this tab on Hull Frame BF-32 and align the notch of the Turret Ring to it, as shown:

Steps 03-04

Secure the Turret Ring to the various Hull Frames around the circumference with fourteen (14) Type F screws.

As you go, make sure the small inner pin of each Radial Rib fits into these matching notches around the Ring:

Thoughts


Adding this Turret Ring made a huge improvement in the structural rigidity of our bottom Hull assembly!

Next Up


 Issue 30 – Hull Plating/Frames, Assembly Jig/Pads, Radial Stiffening Rib, Rib Connector

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