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Pt 109 Part 3 - The parts on the deck

In this part of the tutorial we add the various parts, including the figures, guns and more, to the top deck of the boat.


Next we cement on the top deck. It is pretty easy to do and I am using some rubber bands to hold it in place while the cement sets. This is a neat tip for cementing. You can also use alligator clips and clothespins to hold pieces together while the cement sets.

Apply cement to hull   Cement on deck


Paint the deck

Before I add all the various parts I painted the deck.


Add parts to the deck

Next we add the various parts to the deck.

You have the option of painting them first. Or particularly you can paint the parts that are going to be in difficult to reach spots.


Paint the parts

Once all the parts are attached did the final painting of the boat. This includes the various parts and the miniature figures.


Apply the decals

Next I applied the various decals. The instructions show where to put them. Decal application is an easy process. They aren't stickers. What you do is cut each one off the sheet then soak it in water for about 30 seconds to loosen it. Then you slide it off the paper and onto the model just like you see in the picture here.


Add string

And we finish off the model by adding black thread as railings.


The completed PT boat


View of the model PT boat



A model submarine

Make a Model Submarine

This is a wonderful little plastic model kit. I chose this one because it has the open side so you can see all the various stuff inside the sub. Fun skill level 4 which means it is a challenging build and I also have a video. Make a Model Submarine




Will's Book on Diorama Making

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.