Engine Build continued, must remember to label parts! The confusion of which is which will drive me nuts! So with lamp in front of me, I label the engine parts.
Now, for the nozzeles - cutting, scribing, and coloring edges and the back side in black using Prismal Color pen in black.
Now on to folding. I have some flat surfaced pliers, and used them to make the tab folds. That was easier than trying to break the fold over the edge of a piece of wood. This might get used more often.
Assembling the next section of the engine from the rear. I chose to add a little dimension by printing another copy of the sheet and cutting out the 'rivet strips' and adding them on to this section. Had to glue two circles into a cylinder, then add the nozzles to that assembly.
Rounding the cylinder by using a pencil and then a knitting needle to roll it against foam. Cylinder in the background with clamping tweezers. Pushed the circle down in the cylinder and glued.
Next section, first picture shows tools and result of using the tracing stylus ball to emboss the lines. Second shows un-embossed section.
Components ready for assembly. Think I will punch a hole in one of the circles, to allow me to push the other circle to the end of the cylinder while assembling. The hole will be covered when all the engine sections are glued together.
Until next time I get some time to work, keep building!
Rolling on foam to get a rounded cylinder, first picture, and then using the hole in the one end concept, to put the circles/ends of the cylinders on. You glue in the end with the hole, let dry a bit, then you put in the other end, a little too far, add glue, make sure it is clear! on top and then turn over on a non-gluing surface, and push then circle to the end of the cylinder. Yes, this leave some glue on the end of the cylinder, but in this case, they will be covered up as the engine is assembled. A WHOLE lot easier then with both ends closed and trying to put the second end on the cylinder!
Moving on the next section.
GREBLES! I printed another sheet and cut out the small parts to glue on before the cylinder was shaped. This seemed to work OK.
As you can see int he last picture there is glue on the end of the cylinder.