Week 32  This week we get the left tow cable and antenna

The bits we received

And what we did with them

The antenna base is glued on. 

The rest of the week will wait until the exterior painting is completed.

Now that the exterior painting is competed (include any camo if you're adding it) we can make the tow cables.  I started by gluing the ends on the cable and placing it on the deck to make sure the ends stayed flat while the glue dried.

Now on to the painting.  The cable is painted steel.  The could be further improved by giving it a coat of black wash.

The brackets are dark yellow and the rods are a wood brown.  The ends of the rods were touched in with a dark brass which shows in a later photo.

With hind sight, it would have been easier to fit the wing nuts to the brackets before painting them.

I glued the cable on first, which was a mistake.  It would be easier to glue the rods on first and then the cable !

Then the brackets are all glued on with superglue.  Make sure the wing nuts are on the right end, which is shown in the instructions.

Here's a close up of the brackets.  They got a little touch up with a fine brush.

This completes this issue.

Things not yet done

Issue 11 : Paint and fit spare track links.
Issue 19 : Fit ball and headlight
Issue 23 : Paint the radiator covers
Issue 24 : Finish the issue
Issue 25 : Complete issue
Issue 32 : Complete the tow cable

 

Take me back to week 31

Take me to week 33