Acquiring the details of my GLS sets seduced me to build one of the smaller sets namely the oval Carley floats. The set is really well done and are good fun to build.

First the ovals were cleaned and sanded then the 4 parts of the grating were cut out and sanded and the joint by superglue. The fitting of the grating to the ovals was slightly more difficult and some adjustments to the resin part required until the grating could be glued to the exact position.

In the next step the 4 paddles were assembled which turned out to be somewhat a fiddling. After cutting out the holms had to be flattened to have the same thinness as the blades in the end. Now the gap could be done with a fine rasp and finally the two parts were soldered together and sanded afterwards.

2.5 hours of work for 2 out of 8 floats with 4 of 16 paddles done.

 

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