Sunday, January 31, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Yesterday I decided to work on the anchors and proceeded in painting the plastic ones that came with the kit. Today going through the box of the model as it has been a long time since I worked on the Midway I noticed on the aftermarket photo-etched sheet that bought several years ago came with much more detailed anchors which is nice as I was not fully impressed with the kits version. So I painted those ones and was just glad that I made this discovery as I was about to super glue the plastic version to the hull.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
I found that the square mouldings made the base too "square" I returned to the hardware store ont the 19th and bought an 8' rounded moulding, saw by hand and glued with carpenter glue. I definitely prefer this look as it gives the base a more traditional look you wood expect to see with a ship case. The next day I spray painted the base with a primer since the base is composed of plastic and wood to give it a uniform look. Finally last night I gave the base a few coats black spray paint. Today I installed the bass stands and it really looks sharp!
Monday, January 18, 2016
After analyzing the electronics needed to be placed under the base for the lighting system I determined that the base needs to be raised. So off I went to the hardware store and bought a 8' square moulding that I cut with a hand saw and glued with carpenter glue. I then super glued the wood to the plastic base and also filled some existing indentations on the top of the base.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Was looking for a way to properly align the holes I need to drill into the ship case base, something that had been bothering me for a while now... I finally found the solution by using a laser level that I had and it was accurate enough for the cause. With the holes marked I used a drill and after a bit of filing the brass stands fit perfectly in place. I placed the Midway on the stands to see how it will eventually look and am very satisfied with the results.