A little progress has been made, all the storage boxes are now fitted on the starboard side and another of the companionways, still without the tubular frame for the canvas cover or the hatch – they will come in due time.
Here is the step-by-step building process for the companionways: I noticed that the steps were too wide as drawn to allow the companionway to fit in the holes provided on the decks, If they would simply be glued on to the cheeks, so the only way to fit them would be to cut out the sides and fit them like one would with a real wooden staircase, captured between the cheek-pieces! See below:
Folded together and glued, without the top frame, but the front of the box left open:
So here are the other 4 assembled and ready to be fitted – all lined up like peas in a pod 🙂
Below with and without frames…
And here they are with the top frames and the edges painted appropriately (with Aquarell paints) and with a 1 Euro-Cent piece for size comparison. The footprint of the staircase is ca. 8mm long.
For the full report so far, go to https://thingummybob.com/modelmaking/building-dom-bumagis-diana/