View Single Post
  #27  
Old 01-29-2010, 07:44 PM
celticarchie's Avatar
celticarchie celticarchie is offline
Lieutenant Commander
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 597
Default

Now that isn't a bad idea at all...I might try that on the next one.

Hey Zim, including a couple of shots.

When you put the two top halves together, the "pockets" for the pylons join on the inside. I put a piece of dowel through them, and another in the neck so they joined in a T section...like the warp core would be if this was the Refit/A.

Then I packed in loads of plastercine, superglued the two halves together, and once dry packed in more plastercine though the deflector hole.

When I do this again I'd probably build a better internal structure with Popsicle sticks, I'd be able to use them to hold the seams in place better and then jam-pack it with plastercine.

There not great shots...but hopefully you get the idea from that.

Included my "tape up" test too!

It's hard enough building a model of it in full Earth gravity...can't imagine how they managed the real thing. hehe!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Puttied Engineering 2.JPG (95.4 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Puttied Engineering 3.JPG (94.2 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Tape Up Test 1.JPG (107.7 KB, 12 views)
__________________

That
...is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence. - Q
Reply With Quote