Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 23 (Assembly of the hull 3, base painting)

 Finally, it will begin a base paint.

 But before that, eliminate the seam of the hull.



 Using the Tamiya putty, remove the step of the left and right , prepare the surface with sandpaper. Panel line that disappeared in the sand paper, re-carving again.

 After  pre-treatment of parts is finished , start painting undercoat.


 Because I want to cut off the light of  built-in LED , I painted the color of black first. 

 By masked the window (yellow part) of the side, the hull has been painted.



 Once the paint is dry, I attached the wings. In order to both wings will be the same angle, I have to fix the wing while watching the space with the ground.




 When the wing is attached, it appears to have proceeded a lot.



 The next step is to fix the skull on the bow .

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 22 (Assembly of the hull 2)

 The work of the Arcadia has advanced only slightly. 

 I glued the parts around the bridge.


 You can see optic fiber and wires from LED from the bottom.


 Finally it was bonded, so it is not possible to fix even if it will bebroken inside

 Also, parts of the left and right of the hull was bonded..


 I checked many times, if I forgeot the wiring, or connecting LED or,,,anything.


 Parts of the back of the hull has been bonded, too.

 Since the main part came up sets, it will proceed smoothly from now on,,,I hope...



Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 21 (Assembly of the hull)

 Hello, there.

 I have not done up date for long time,,,

 So, I think that many people forgot about the brog, or what is next.

  I finished basic work for bridge last time, and I am going to build the base parts of the bridge.


 I did not change the shape of the parts, but I just added some fine detail using prastic paper, junk parts and stretched runner.



 Also, I did the same to the base part of the main cannon. 


 I added 2 optic fiber for this part, too.


 At the base part of the main wing, I grind the red arrow area to make it detachable after I glue both upper and lower parts together.



 The parts attached to the hull.


 Finally it is getting close to the appearance of a ship, little bit,,,



Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 20 (Work of the bridge 3)

 Today I will update after a long time.

 It is the assembly of the bridge, but,,,

 I forgot to take pictures of the middle of the process.

 Bridge was finished in this way.




Next, I must think of the idea to deliver light to the radar on the bridge.

 I bend the optical fiber, it was along under the radar as something of a pipe. Then, put the fiber in the bridge,it was delivered the LED light inside the bridge to radar.



 I have tried lighting


 It is a little dark, but somehow it was turned on.


 It is up to here today.

 Thank you for reading.


Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 19 (Work of the bridge 2)

 Today's topic is about the illuminations of the bridge.


 Below the skull mark, it is the window of the bridge.

 I will illumination this window.

 First, I will open the windows of the slit. Method is the same as the radar.


 On top of the main bridge, there is another small room, it was also the opening in the same way.


 There are red light spot arranged in the vertical is on both sides to the radar, there is a sight chamber is also in the middle, it also be illuminated.


 I made hole at the vertical light and put light cure gel to make it like lens.



 Then, make 0.3mm hole from the bottom of the spot, and it was passed through an optical fiber into the hole.


 After that it will be painted in color of red.


 I made a hole from under the radar to the sighting room, then through the fiber from the top of the sighting room.



 After passing through the fiber, I glued  a window part. I made it using  a clear runner.



 It was tested using the LEd.


 It is looks good.


Next, assemble the bridge.

Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 18 (Work of the bridge 1)

 Today, it is the work around the bridge.


 Since the antenna of the kit of parts slit is closed, I was hollowed out there.


 In the left is a non-working state, the right is the state of being hollowed.


 I opened a lot of holes in the slit using a pin vise, then I opened the slit by connecting the hole. 

 After opening the slit, I made a very small file with an aluminum plate, obtained by shaping the walls of the slit.





 The top of the antenna of the bridge was also in the same way.



 I was carefully opening the slit using the chisel.



 I hollowed out all of the slit.


 I spent a lot of time to doing this.


The following also work of the bridge part 2.




Hasegawa 1/1500 Sace Pirate Battleship Arcadia 17 (Illuminations of rear deck)

 The following is the work of the rear deck.

 In order to illumination of the rear deck, installing the LED.

 Before that, in order to diffuse the LED light, I pasted aluminum tape on the inside of the deck. 



 I  made floor with plastic sheets, and I installed LED there.  



 Two LED will be installed in  places.



 The following is to bond the window, but I painted the rear deck before that.

 After paint the entire deck, I painted ornaments carved in gold with a hand brush.

 It has been included decals in the kit, but I did not use it.


 After paint, it is a state of bonding the window to the deck.





 Lower is like this.


 Besides the LED for the interior, I installed two LED for the lantern.

 To connect the LED and lantern with optic fiber, and illuminate the lantern.


 After installing the lantern, I tried to turn on the power.


  It was glowing properly.


 The following is a work of the bridge.