1/250 USS Monitor 1862 build.

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    This will be a build report on the 1/250 USS Monitor 1862 by InPaperDesigns that just became available at www.ecardmodels.com. The kit is waterline and has options for both during and after the Battle of Hampton Roads. I will be doing a step by step build showing both options for building. I am building it right now, so I will provide updates as I go. My best to all.

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    Start with making the Turret first. Parts list: B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, & B9.

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    Cut out B5 and cut out the Blue Ovals for the gun openings.

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    Roll B5 into a tube and Butt glue the ends or make a tab as shown.

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    Next, cut out B2 just inside the black line.

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    Test fit inside B5 and trim till just slightly snug then set aside for later.

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    Next, cut out B1 just inside the black line.

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    Test fit B1 inside B5, and trim till just slightly snug then set flush with bottom. Make sure that the blacked out area is in front of the gun openings and the line at the bottom is lined up with the seam in the back of B5. Then glue from the inside.

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    If you are not going to install the Canon’s then cut out B6 which is the gun doors.

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    Roll B6 slightly to match the curve of B5.

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    Place inside B5 and line up the ovals with the gun opening and glue.

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    If you are going to add the Canon’s then cut out B3 & B4.

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    Make sure you cut out the middle slots as they interconnect with each other.

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    Insert and glue B4 with the slot up and perpendicular to the gun openings.

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    Insert B3, slot down and the short end facing the gun openings and glue.

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    Next cut out B7, this is the mounting wall for the canons.

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    Next, slide B7 down just behind the gun openings with the white dots toward the bottom.

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    Then glue in place lining up the white dotes with the openings.

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    Next will be the canon barrels B9.

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    Have patients, and a very pointy sharp knife, to cut out the canon barrels. Start with the circles, which are the barrel ends and then cut the rest out.

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