The parts of this model are made from different thicknesses of paper. On the print-sheets, each part will say what thickness it will be.  The thicknesses are given in millimeters.  Generally, you will be printing on "thick" paper (90 or 100 lb weight).  Try to get paper that that is 1/3 mm. thick.  Ie, 30 sheets should be very close to 1 cm. thick.  Also, you will need some thin (ie, normal weight) paper.  The thin paper should be about 1/10mm thick. 

Some parts will say they are 1mm thick.  This means that the part must be built up by laminating three layers of thick paper (before it is cut out).  Parts marked as 2/3mm are built up from two layers. 

Some parts are meant to be colored on both sides.  If these parts are one thickness, two-sided printing is used.  If they are two or three thicknesses, they are made by sandwiching.  Sandwiched parts are printed on a template that includes a fold-line.  You rough-cut-out the template and make the indicated fold and glue the two folded halves together.  If the part is 1mm thick, an extra layer of scrap paper is inserted in the middle of the sandwich to add the require thickness. 

Order of assembly

Basically, assemble the ship in the order that the sheets are numbered.  However, there are some parts that are fragile that you will want to leave until the very end

Remember, you only need Sheets A1-A3 (version L of the lower hull assembly) or Sheets A4-A6 (version M of the lower hull assembly), but not both.  If you decide to do a waterline model only, you don’t need any of these sheets. 


Miscellaneous Notes

This ship is named for the Icelandic singer, Emiliana Torrini. 

You will see pictures from the building of three different versions of this ship.  I have built the Emiliana 2˝ times.  The green-hulled ship was the experimental-build (to see what worked).  The blue-hulled ship was intended to be the “real-build”. But I didn’t like the fit of parts D2/D3, so I abandoned that build and modified D2/D3.  The orange-hulled ship is the final build. 

Okay, I have to fess up:  I have built the M-Hull twice and have broken the M-Hull’s rudder-stabilizing spine each time.  Don’t worry; you can just glue it back on. 

Okay, I have to fess up a second time.  On the orange-hulled ship, I installed the cargo derrick winches backwards.  So install these winches according to the diagrams and not the pictures.