This was construction timeline for my project. I have been very busy with my other engineering classes, and it seems this particular post slipped through until now. I apologize for the delay.
There were several aspects of this project that I know would take time-building the sailboat most of all. I have built models before, so I know how to build them, and I know how much time they take (lots). It is the aspects of this project I have not worked with much, most notably a fish tank, that worry me a bit.
This project has had a few unknown unknowns, such as whether or not I will have to troubleshoot problems with the fish tank pump. This could potentially be very time consuming because if it does have a problem, I cannot easily get another pump and do not currently know the intricacies of a fish tank pump operation/maintenance. Luckily, there have not been any problems so far.
Week 1: Get fish tank, pump, and boat model parts
Week 2: Begin working on model boat, fill and test fish tank seals
Week 3: Finish Model Boat, secure in fish tank, experiment with tank pump placement
Week 4: test fish tank pump/boat interaction, cover up mechanical components and anything not adding to the aesthetic, ensure pump remains operational after extended use
Week 5: Print backdrops, refine design, improve/fix/redo anything not acceptable, finish anything from previous steps not completed
image from: theperfectsailboat.wordpress.com