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Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Monday, 25 June 2012

Concrete Columns & Lots of Supports...


Well last night I was on a roll and burnt the midnight oil (literally speaking too) and made some good progress on finishing up the details on the L&T's first structure.
The majority of this work is slow and requires some forward thinking when trying to get everything to join together properly and look right too.  The first task was to get the styrene strips onto the corner of the left side modular wall, this required some filing & sanding to get the join hidden as much as possible.
The styrene sheet will represent a concrete column when finished...
Next step required the addition of some support within the Commissary kit, the entire middle front of the kit was bowing in, to remedy this I added some "H" beam styrene to the top between the external walls at the back and an upright support to stop the bowing.  The roof was supported by small shims.
Styrene supports added to help the structure from bowing & twisting, also providing roof support...
The next step was to extend the parapet on the the Commissary Building kit back to the backdrop, I needed this to extend as the structure would just finish in mid air if I left it as is.  The roof from the left hand side modular kit extends over this so it needed the addition, I added a small cut down section of modular wall with a shim behind it to lock it in.
Parapet wall extended to join the upto the backdrop, and support the modular roof...
I also added a small piece of styrene to the end of the parapet on the modular section this will hide the end of the parapet and also help both wall sections tie in better.
Showing the overall complex coming together...
Cheers,
Jas...

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