Sunday 3 November 2013


Over the past several weeks, another woodworking project has kept me away from HMS Terror. However, I’ve made a little progress on preparing the bulkheads for assembly. These are made simply enough; the station plans are glued directly to the plywood board using spray adhesive and then cut out using a scroll saw with a fine blade.

You can see from the picture that I’ve intentionally left a rough 1-2mm gap surrounding the plan outlines. It is impossible to cut the bulkheads accurately with the scroll saw, so they will be carefully reduced to the precise dimensions using a spindle sander and file. The midline slots will be cut with a coping saw, again to ensure accuracy.

If you look closely, you can see the shrewd eye of Crozier overlooking the outfitting of his ship (he’s 1:48 scale as well).