Last Update: 18 Feb
Lay a clear
sheet of plastic over the penciled outline of the window
opening. Use a ruler and a sharp X-Acto® knife to cut the window
1/8" larger than the outline, as shown.
1/8" striping tape
around the outside edge of the window, as shown. The tape is to
be applied to the opposite side of the window that will contact
the frame, as shown in the exploded view.
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The side windows are
to be installed on the inside of the frames. The front windows
are to be installed on the outside of the frames, as shown in
the exploded view. On my model I installed them on
Apply Walther's "Goo" (or contact
cement) sparingly to the edges of the window on the side
opposite the striping tape, as shown. Then, press the window
into position against the window frame. The Goo will hold the
window in position immediately. However, it will take about 24
hours for the Goo to become hard.
Cut the four
cabin side windows about ¼"
Goo around the edge of each window. Press them against the
inside of the cabin sides, over the window openings, as shown.
In this section,
all of the detail parts will be made and installed. None of
these parts are critical to the operation of the model on the
water. Their appearance and finish can be altered to give your
model individual character and identity. Plus, the can be added
at a later time.
Refer to the pictures in your manual that show how these details
appear on full-size lobsterboats in Boothbay Harbor!
The following instructions will shown you how to cut, finish and
install one window. All of the windows should be made and
installed in the same manner.
will need the three 4" x 5" pieces of clear plastic sheets from
the Accessory Bag to complete this sub-assembly. You will also
need a roll of 1/8" wide black striping tape, not supplied with
If you are unable to
locate striping tape, black plastic electrical tape can be
substituted. Lay it sticky side down on a clean piece of glass
and use a ruler and X-Acto@ knife to cut it into 1/8" wide
strips. To make things even easier, I didn't use any tape
on my windows. I painted the window sills black before I
attached the windows.
The illustrations below can be
used as a general layout guide for locating the windows on the
Cut a piece of
stiff paper to fit over the window opening. Hold it behind the
window frame and trace around the window
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