Building a puzzle

I was able to find time over several nights to assemble a metal puzzle.  In a Google+ posting, Linus Torvalds mentioned working on a Star Wars model, and I was curious to see what other models were available by Fascinations.  I eventually ordered this:[amazon_link asins=’B00S5V98HC’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’winte0db-20′ marketplace=’CA’ link_id=’e615e664-5424-11e7-b003-f119972d5e31′]

It sat, unopened, on my desk for a few months, but I finally tore open the packaging and started putting it together.  After about 15 minutes, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to do it with just fingernails, I needed a proper tool, very fine needle-nosed pliers.  So, I ordered those, and waited a few days.[amazon_link asins=’B009DFK1TS’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’winte0db-20′ marketplace=’CA’ link_id=’4439c833-5425-11e7-84b7-93844903fcf8′]

Some of the tabs were very hard to place, I needed to borrow a magnifying visor to get the tabs into the slots, but things went relatively smoothly.  I broke three pieces.  Two of the breaks aren’t noticeable, there were enough tabs to hold everything together.  The last piece broke when I was trying to remove it from the metal sheets, you can see a gap near the front of the upper cupola on the model where some of the length of that piece broke off.  Here’s the final version:

Overall, it was a fun experience.  Not frustrating, but it did require patience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


反垃圾邮件 / Anti-spam question * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.