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Assembling the castle : level 2

2020-12-02 by David

Photos of the fully assembled samurai castle are coming tomorrow, so here's a final guide to putting together the 2nd level of this huge model - the Throne Room level!




This level prints in 9 pieces, which all have slightly different support placements. To help with this, each section is labelled; "FR" for "Front Right" and so on.

 

As for other levels, the little joining clips should be used between sections to give them more strength.





The support beams are similarly labelled to match the corresponding parts, so they're easy to glue into the correct place.

 

A couple of head-height beams glue into place above the alcoves at the sides.




The surrounding roof sections are printed in 8 parts, and can be glued in place as shown.





Now we move to the interior of this level. We start by printing the four floor sections, which glue in as shown.





The central wall section can be printed in two pieces, or as one larger piece if your printer is big enough.

 

I'm planning on painting some fancy ornamental designs on the screen doors in the throne room, so I was careful NOT to glue this central wall to the floor. At one end of the wall there is a secret door section, and you obviously don't want to glue that in either - or it won't spin.





The rest of walls can be glued in as normal, as shown in the photo above, and then the bottom rails for each of the doorways can be slotted in to place.

 

 

 

The final steps for this level are printing the sliding doors and the huge number of tatami mats. The mats are a pretty tight fit, so I'd advise leaving the last row unprinted until you know whether you need to print those one millimetre shorter, for example.

 

And that's it! We're done!

 

The last level of the castle is now finished, so some very large photos of the entire castle will be unveiled tomorrow - watch this space!!

 


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