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  This is a large kit that contains a large number of perspective assembly drawings together with three full-size plan sheets. You should study these drawings and plans thoroughly before you begin to build the model to make sure you know which part goes where and when to fit it. The written instructions included with the kit are quite sparse, serving only to explain critical stages and such.

  In general terms the parts are numbered in a logical building order and are identified either on the printed sheets or in your assembly booklet.

  Make sure you have a sturdy work board on which to cut out and sub-assemble the parts. You can affix the plans to a board so that you can easily refer to them as you go along or hang them on the wall beside your building site. You might also wish to mark off the written instructions in your  assembly booklet as you complete each stage. 

  Although my goal is not to "re-print" the included assembly instructions included with the kit, but to augment them with my own assembly pictures and assembly text.  IF while reading my assembly instructions you find a
inconsistency between my instructions and and the assembly booklet and are unsure what to do, FOLLOW THE INCLUDED ASSEMBLY BOOKLET.


Modified Towing Post

  If you plan to do any towing with your model, you will have to modify the towing post.  The towing post included with the kit is not strong enough to accomplish any towing tasks.







 

   

 

Tools

  The following is only the minimum tools required to build the Aziz. You will need an craft knife/scalpel with plenty of extra blades; a cutting mat or a piece of scrap hardboard to cut parts on; a steel rule; an assortment of small clamps or clothes pens; a selection of small drills and files; needle nose pliers and a tweezers; various grades of Wet and Dry abrasive paper (400, 320 and 220 grits) and a 30W soldering iron with solder and flux (only if you wish to solder).

  I have
found it very useful to have a Dremel® type rotary tool  with a selection of attachments.  For cutting the fiberglass hull and steel rudder posts   I   recommend  the  use  of  a
TUF-GRIND
rotary cut off wheel that is made by "House of Balsa".  Use the reinforced type that will prevent breakage and shattering. These will cut off the excess fiberglass from your hull like a hot knife cuts through butter!   THEY ARE OUTSTANDING

  Wood working tools will be required to build the model stand.  The required tools I leave to your discretion based on the materials you decide to build your stand from.  For my stand, I used an electric jig saw.

  Other materials, tools and equipment m bay be required to complete this kit.

Glues

  Use a 2-part epoxy or thick superglue if you are going to glue:
 
-
White Metal to White Metal
- Fiberglass to Metal
- Plastic to Fiberglass
- White Metal to Plastic
- Wood to Plastic


Use a liquid polystyrene adhesive (e.g. Revel Contacta Professional or Humbrol Liquid Polystyrene). Polystyrene Cement (tube) if you are going to glue:

- Plastic
to Plastic

Use a RC Modelers Craft Glue, Weldbond, Clear contact adhesive to glue:

- Window Glazing

Use a RC Modelers Craft Glue, Weldbond
or thick superglue if you are going to glue:

-
Brass - Plastic
 

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