The Transom took these .5mm x 3mm Walnut Planks.
It kind of came out uneven so I had to make a Filler sliver. Then while the White Glue was still wet, I rubbed across it with the 120 Grit, just enough to generate a few Walnut Sawdust to act as Putty. Now the descrepancy is barely visible.
Sliver on right side
Transom Planking done
Close up of Rudder Hole
I went and messed up with the bending of the #3 Strake on the Starboard side.
I had to use that Strake on the Port side, so therefore I’m doubling up on the Starboard side Strakes 3 & 4.
Here I’m bending the next 2 and have the #4 Strake being glued into the Port side…
All I can is to be careful with the bending and make sure you pencil mark each Strake with both the P & S, Forward Arrow, and the Up Arrow to avoid such mistakes. 😲🤔🙄
I’ll update more once I have #3 & #4 on on the Starboard side.
It appears that #4 Strake is landing nicely on the Transom
Attaching the Transom to the Stern.
This was another piece that I had to make a lot of adjustments to make it fit.
I had to add these little spacers in order to make the slope underneath the after cabin more asthetically appealing.
Also, I noticed that the bulkhead wasn’t quite aligned right so I took about 1mm off the Port side.
Adding some blocks to support the sloping section underneath the Transom
Gluing in the Sloping section “Drop” under Transom
I really had to fiddle with it to get it to fit! This section is made out of Beech wood… However I think I could have accomplished the same thing with any wood, even Balsa.
Yes it took a lot of filing
When I started put with this Transom piece, I found that it didn’t cover the Stern like I wanted it to. So I made this little filler piece as I started in a previous post.
Anyway, this is the finished piece before I put the top layer on it.
I realize that I got carried away with the Tamiya Wood Putty. I swear, this Putty is some strong stuff!
I glued it on with the Titebond and I had to hold while adjusting. I couldn’t use Superglue because it grabs too fast. The Titebond grabbed in around 10 minutes or so of holding which isn’t bad.
I’m looking at this Transom and I’m thinking that I may need to make something for the stern to fill that Gap in on the bottom of it.
I had this huge gap on the bottom of the Transom. What I did was to fashion a little flat filler piece from wood that I had from a previous kit.
I made this piece of wood as a filler
The glue is set.
Top view pre-sanding
I soaked the wood for the Transom and I used these Rubber bands in order to make it take the bend.
I’m not worried about the little gaps because they’ll need covered with a trim once I get the Bulwark up. Not sure what the name of it is though.