Week 9  This week we receive the rib caps

The bits we received

And what we did with them

I decided to bend the rib caps and finish these before joining to two wings together.  This is simply because it's easier to handle.

The rib caps were all steamed to shape.  Notice the curve that matches to top of the ribs, and the little 'jiggle' at the front of the lower caps.

Here is the lower cap glued in place.  Notice how my little 'jiggle' matches the shape of the front of the rib.

When all the lower caps are in place, glue the trailing edge in place, so that the front edge just touches the rear tips of the ribs.

Here is the first of the upper rib caps in place

And here is a close-up of how I arranged the various parts at the trailing edge.

To be continued.........

 

Hot tip of the week

Be careful if you steam the wood - it's easy to burn your fingers.

How many hours does it take to build the model ??

This week :

10 hrs

Running total :

29 hrs

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Take me to week 10