aydingocer

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  1. Hi Don, I have used my build slip mainly for gluing the bulkheads and then mostly as a stand after that for planking. During planking I used a pillow which was making it easier for me (as I often intend to take the hull to my lap for close work). Buy anyway here are a few photos. On the first picture below you will see the screw holes at every 10cm intervals, on both sides of the base board. You also see the "panel" which is standing vertically. There are 2 "rails" on either side behind this panel. These rails are fixed to the panel (in other words, the white vertical panel and the two rails slide together on the base board). The rails have screws, which can be tightened/loosened using washers. While the screws are in the same hole the rails will allow the panel to move around 10cm back and forth. So, - as you will work with the next frame, you move the panel accordingly. - when the rails do not allow moving any further with the screws in the same hole, then you remove the screws, move the panel to the next location and put the screws to the next pair of holes. Second photo below shows how you use the measurements on the panels for reference: You can catch a few more photos in the early pages of my Riva Aquarama build log where the build slip is in action: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13427-riva-aquarama-by-aydingocer-amati-radio-a-new-challenge-for-a-so-far-static-ship-builder/ Br; Aydin
  2. You'll certainly need to move the white aligning tool along the keel in order to adjust each frame, however I at least did not necessarily have to screw it all the time. For me it was just enough to align the piece using the rules on both sides and hold it just there while gluing the frame to place. Screwing tightly to place would be probably needed if you want to use the aligning piece also as a support to the frame.
  3. Hi Don, Yes you can move the white piece back and forward to align each of your frames. The screws which hold it are not permanently tight. They stay loose. You move it, and when it is in place, you tighten it.
  4. Thanks EJ. By the way, I've started my build here: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13427-riva-aquarama-by-aydingocer-amati-radio-a-new-challenge-for-a-so-far-static-ship-builder/ BR.
  5. add the product(s) to your shopping cart go to Check Out Select country and you will see the shipment options with prices. You do not have to register nor enter any details about you. Cost me around 65 Polish Zloty (around 15 euros) to ship to Finland.
  6. Here is my first ship build log in this forum, just started and proceeding: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13427-riva-aquarama-by-aydingocer-amati-radio-a-new-challenge-for-a-so-far-static-ship-builder/?p=412434 My fellows from Finland may want to shoot me for this, but I can't help wish rain and wind so that I won't have to go out and instead sit home to start my new kit
  7. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Regards, Aydin
  8. Now cannot wait to get started to my Amati Riva Aquarama! Cheers, Aydin
  9. Finally ready. Technical specs (from the manufacturer's website): Technical data: - Base size: 100cm x 25cm - Maximal length of keel: 100cm - Maximal thickness of keel: 7mm - Possibility of turning the kit in 360 degrees. Which allows of other work to be done like for example planking. - Ruler with 1mm scale allows for ideal setting of elements.
  10. There were also nails included in the package but I did not find a use for them. Maybe they are meant for enforcing some of the assemblies in addition to glue, but there is no mention of where to use them in the instructions. EDIT: In the last photo of this post, note that the piece has been fixed with double screws per side. This is a temporary action I took just in order to maintain the right angles correctly until the glue has dried. While in use there will be oce screw per side (you can see from the final view photos) Getting there:
  11. Following the order of the instructions, it is relatively straightforward to assemble it. However perfectly aligning the parts has been sometimes challenging. In the various photos you'll see I have used other parts to support the assemblies while the glue is drying, in addition to the clamps. This is also suggested in the instructions.
  12. Instruction sheets. Pretty clear, but some photos are missing details which is sometimes confusing to find the correct orientation of the pieces. There is no accompanying text (almost none).
  13. Unboxing the package, here are the pieces. First impression is the very high quality MDF and precision.