How to Build a Battleship Model from Scratch:
The S.M.S. Pommern

Part III: Funnels, Moulding, and Casting
In this installment which was completed in September 2004, you will find 17 pages covering 38 individual steps with 44 photographs. Part III covers the construction of the Schornstein (funnels) as well as casting and moulding as these were the techniques I utilized. The technique I chose to make the funnels, was to construct a "master" of the upper and lower funnels, the cowling, and the base. These "masters" were then used to make silicone rubber moulds (mould is English spelling, mold is US spelling). With the moulds, I could cast three identical funnels from resin.

You will note a dramatic improvement in the quality and size of the photographs beginning in this installment. The result of a new Fuji Finepix S602Z bought specifically to use on Kaiser's Bunker.

In an effort to improve navigation, I have added at the bottom of each page links to all major sections to allow you to jump ahead or back. Like always, the "Back" and Next" buttons at the bottom of each page will take you through the steps chronologically

I hope you find this section interesting or useful and as always, comments or questions are always welcome. Thank you for sharing my pain. Please click the "next" button below to start the tour. Tony

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