Fitting together the wooden ladders on model ship kits can pose a challenge. Here Australian Master Modeler Leon Griffiths displays is tips on how to build a model ship ladder.
Step 1Using a scrap of wood and a drop of superglue, attach a make-shift stop to your cutters and cut all the step treads on your model ship ladder required.
Step 3Hold one side of the wooden ladder and fill the tread joints with white PVA glue.
Step 4Wipe off the excess glue.
Step 5Place the side up wise in the jaws of the vice and insert the step treads with a light pair of pliers.
Step 6Align the treads with modeling tweezers – lightly moving the treads around until they meet.
Step 7Place the wooden ladder back into the vice and slowly engage both side until excess glue is forced out.
Step 8Place the completed model ship ladder on a solid surface. Using any metal probe and while the glue is still wet push down on all treads this will give you the preferred display side of your ladder.
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