Vesuvius – main cabin
I fabricated the cabin from card stock and thin plywood to keep the structure light, as I intend to ballast the hull low to keep it stable.
Here is the start of the cabin on the workbench.
I cut out for the windows and doors, saving the cut outs to make frames later.
The cabin sides are fastened to the plywood base and trial fitted into the deck recess.
The circular chart table is modeled, but I later decided not to detail the interior of the cabin, so it just serves as reinforcement.
The plywood top of the cabin is trial fitted in place, and the windows and doors are framed with cardstock trim.
The cut outs of windows from the cabin are re-cut to make frames for the windows. Painted and glued to plastic, they will be installed before final gluing of the top plywood piece for the cabin.
The upper deck is 1/64″ plywood, planked with cardstock planks, as the main decks. Once it is detailed, it will be fastened to the upper plywood former of the cabin.
Windows in place, upper deck planked and installed, smoke stack and life boats roughed out and railings started.
Time to take a summer break and head to Santa Fe! See you in September.