bc_63 Posted March 24 Share #1 Posted March 24 (edited) Hello, first-time modeler here, and I'd like to start by thanking everyone for this great forum, from which I have picked up SO much already!! I'm getting ready to start making the masts, etc., and am having trouble making sense of the instructions. I'm hoping that someone who has either built one of the Occre models, or someone who just generally knows this stuff, might be able to help me out here, please. Questions below this first set of drawings that I've made some annotations to: My primary question is this: Where should the main mast turn from round to square? 1) Under the cheeks? (would increase the contact patch between the mast and the cheeks) 2) Where it penetrates through the platform? (would provide rotational stability to the platform's supports) 3) Where it fits into the mast cap? Some other questions: a) Where should the mast diameter reduce from 8mm to 7mm? Just above the platform since the platform spacing is 8mm? b) Why does the drawing show the top of the main mast squared off to 6mm when the mast cap's square hole is 7mm? c) What does the square on the top mast indicate (the blue ??? callout)? The hole that it goes into in the mast cap (part 149) is round. d) What serves as the "step" for the top mast and supports its base vertically? I hope these questions make sense... Any and all advice or clarifying questions are welcome! The model as it sits today... Cheers! Bryan Edited March 24 by bc_63 mtaylor 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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