Monday, September 5, 2011

The first part of Stitch & Glue

is the stitching! In this case it's not thread we're using it's heavy duty plastic wire ties.

Once I got around the entire hull stitching the panels together and getting them all lined up correctly I'll begin the second part of the procedure, the gluing. It'll be while before I get to that part though. Some of these panels have to be bent quite radically to get them into their final shape especially around the bow section.

Someone on the builders forum suggested using round spacers on the inside of the stitches to help align the panels. It works!

That's it for now. Back to work tomorrow! Boy, five weeks just flew by! :-(