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Revell North Cormorant Oil Rig-02

Now it’s time to start on the inner floors.  I know absolutely nothing about what the inner working of this rig look like as I could not find any interior pictures on the net or in books, so I had to use the colours given by the instructions, which I know are no where near what they should be. Defiantly if I build another I will do this differently and add more detail, but I did this back in 2008 and my skills have progressed luckily.

For these 3 modules all the floors were sprayed in a base grey primer to simulate a painted floor allowing me to leave them as they were or to do them in another colour if I wish. 

1/200 North Cormorant floor bases primed in grey
North Cormorant floor bases primed in grey

Now here I have to use the instructions & now think I should have gone with more neutral metallic colours or various grey shades.  The paint colours given are blues, greens, yellow & they also mention white. The inner sections are also very blocky in design & I think are just there as a representation of the interiors, so I just tried to do my best here.

As mine will be glued so the modules can’t be removed, nobody will actually see my errors.

1/200 North Cormorant module 2 floors
North Cormorant module 2 floors
1/200 North Cormorant module 3 floors
North Cormorant module 3 floors

To help with the floors fitting in the correct place I primed and glued just one end piece of the outer module walls to act as a stop, and an extra point for gluing.

1/200 North Cormorant module end walls fitted to module
Module end walls fitted to module

The floors can be slid into the completed modules & they sit on small lugs as the glue points.  I found that if you glued the bottom one in first it helped with firming up the module & then just fit the upper floor.

1/200 North Cormorant floor held in place while drying
North Cormorant floor held in place while drying


The outer skin of the modules is meant to be a base red & the best match was just plain old Halfords red primer.  All the surfaces were sprayed with this & allowed to dry.

1/200 North Cormorant module sides painted in red primer
North Cormorant module sides painted in red primer


The outer skins were glued in place and held in place while drying.

1/200 North Cormorant module 2 drying
North Cormorant module 2 drying

Well, that was the basic build of the modules finished. These were put in bags ready for fitting to the base later.

1/200 North Cormorant module 1 finished
North Cormorant module 1 finished
1/200 North Cormorant module 2 finished
North Cormorant module 2 finished

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