Monday, August 08, 2005

Next I beagn installing the brass etched fittings in the mast support.
Here is the fitting glued in place. The strip of styrene on the bottom will be used as a handle when painting.
I then began to fit the etched brass handrails - I used a drill bit to bend the brass over as per the instructions. This worked quite well.
I should have checked the fit before I glued the two halves together. It turned out that the "U" shaped cutout was too small - I probably cut inside the black lines rather than outside. I was able to remove some material so it would fit properly.