All the walls have a slight warp to them making them bow out a mm or so from the base.
Camping the base firmly to the table and using other clamps to force the walls to align with the base whilst glue dried was the answer, but took a very long time as I wished the glue to be really set before releasing the clamps - overnight for each wall was the time I'd set.
|Before (left) and after (right)
|Obligatory boring picture
In case you're wondering why and hadn't caught this the first time, the shafts are made from three pieces of MDF sandwiched together and imo look awful.
|Extra 'padding' to make the roof look 'better'.
Three pieces of card were quickly employed to cover the gap, more or less successfully.
Once the roof was in place another problem reared its head.
The photograph shows the quick roof-fox in place though not entirely pressed down into place (for ease of removal).
|The 'annex' showing the corners of the main building and central strip.
Other features went together really well, the annex/office glued into place (once more being held and pressed into place using clamps because of the slight warp), The four corners each had a thin piece of card added to them to hide the MDF joins and yet another piece of card was added half-way up the wall to reproduce the etched feature on the original model. This later detail had to be left until late in the build so as to fit the corner pieces too,
You can see from the photograph that I've also added the ventilation ducts.
|Staircase side with single ventilation thing.
Luckily (?) because of the configuration I'd chosen for the staircase, I'd need one ventilation shaft less (yay!) as the stairs covered the intended location. In the photograph you can just see the top fitting hole to the right of the door.
|Front view (yawn)
|Bits of filler can just about bee seen as can the missing roof perspex (top left)
I'm hoping to have this model finished in the next week, as I can't see what other problems it can throw at me.
So that's it then for this week, thanks for taking the trouble to visit and of course tyour comments and criticisms are always welcome.