I lined them up one at a time, without glue, using the molded railing as a guide and using gravity to let them hang right. Then I nudged some thin CA underneath by using a scalpel blade.
Still quite tricky and I had to take off and redo some several times.
I cheated a bit towards the end and attached one end of the photoetch only at first, if it attached 'good enough' but not straight, I bent it until straight. A bit like point welding. After I was happy with it, I ran glue along the whole length by letting the capillary action suck it up from the edge of a curved scalpel blade.
A fair bit of cleanup of CA on the plastic afterwards, but after winning the battle against the PE, I didn't mind! :-D
I spotted this kit recently at the hobby shop after reading the news of the finding of the Akagi. Saw some nice PE for the available Akagi kits that looked really nice, but very complicated, so I thought I'd practice on this little one first. Good weekend project, right? Four weeks later, still not done.
1. December 2019, 09:40