Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Glued on Ribs for Back of Skirt

Today I glued down the six ribs that go on the back side of the skirt.

First I fitted and labeled the front and back ribs, in an attempt to get the best size match possible.

I'm using Testors model glue. It does a pretty good job of bonding to the MDF ribs, and it slightly melts the styrene.

The ribs stick to the styrene pretty quickly, so it didn't take long to get the six ribs on.

As happened with droid #1, not all ribs are a perfect fit. The corner ribs are particularly tricky. I will fill in the gaps later on.

I will trim the overhang down before gluing the ribs that go on the front side of the skirt.

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