Daily Archives: February 17, 2022

Building Woody Joe’s Atakebune Kit – Part 10

It’s been two weeks since I last posted progress on Woody Joe’s Atakebune kit, a 16th century Japanese warship. I took on a new modification, as you’ll see, one that I’ve been contemplating.

I’ve also worked out the modifications for the front part of the castle structure and have been working on the roofing of the whole thing.

Wasen Mokei 和船模型

Continuing with the Atakebune’s castle structure, I began looking at the little walkway and decorative railing at the back end of the structure. Considering that I’ve lowered the main deck of the ship, I needed to know how high above the deck this railing would be. So, I assembled the pieces to allow me to test fit the parts in place. While I was at it, I made one small modification here, which was to make the walkway from separate strips of wood, using the kit provided pieces as patterns for the walkways.

The completed walkway was actually all that I needed. It also needed to fit perfectly in place, which took a few minor adjustments.

While I went ahead and glued the walkway into place, I didn’t want to permanently add the railing, as it’s pretty delicate, and I was worried that it would get damaged during the remaining…

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