The build has been going really well, with most of the big parts cleaned up, straightened and dry fitted. It's time to clean the parts. I use hot water, a toothbrush and washing up liquid to clean the parts. As you can see I use lemon washing up liquid so my parts smell nice.
I just chuck a handful of parts in and go for it. Don't put too many in and not too for long. The smaller ones will heat up and go floppy.
I also have a bowl of cold water on stand by for 2 reasons. The first is to wash the off the soapy water and the second reason is if the parts have got hot and floppy then I can hold it in place under the cold water to set it back in shape.