MEDAL MODELS DAVITS
in the EXTERNAL SUPPORT PRODUCT
segment Gold Medal Models has come out with new 1/350 davits
for the Titanic kit. While the product description can be found
in this segment here are Loren Perry's own words on how to use
davits are all designed to allow a choice of two positions:
stowed (upright), or fully deployed. When assembled, each davit
will have a thickness of .020", or seven (7) scale inches. This
is very close to the prototype's davit thickness according to
will go as follows:
davit is to be folded in half and glued (or soldered) together.
the top of each davit is to be curved to shape using the supplied
template as a guide. When properly shaped, the pulley eyebolts
at the end of each davit are twisted 90 degrees until the eyebolts
this is done, the end brackets of the bottom plate are to folded
up to vertical and the center plate is to be glued into slots
in the bottom plate, between the end brackets.
the two pulley wheels are folded into position.
each davit is secured to the center and bottom plates with a
short length of thin wire or stretched plastic sprue (not supplied)
serving as a pin. The davits are now ready to paint and install."