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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 03:49 PM GMT+7
This is a huge model compared to my previous models the reference book was worth seeking. How is the deck railing secured? do I have to drill the deck or what? http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/449767/ppuser/40887
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
I assume you mean securing photoetch rails to the model? People use different approaches; I like to paint the ship and railing separately and apply the rails only after the ship is mostly assembled. I use Elmer's (white) glue to attach them.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
Attach them were? along the seam of hull and deck? drill holes? I am not sure
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:52 AM GMT+7

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Attach them were? along the seam of hull and deck? drill holes? I am not sure



Along the deck/hull seam is usually good (hides the seam too!) On superstructures the rails typically go along the edges of the deck as well. You don't have to drill holes, just fit the runs of photoetched railing along the top of the surface and secure them there with glue.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 01:17 PM GMT+7
Also, don't try to attach the full length of PE railing if etched in one piece, but separate into sections if needed. If you don't, it will pop off when your hull flexes from temperature changes, movement, etc.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 07:19 AM GMT+7
thanks guys for pointing me in the right direction