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by 705CO
April 2nd, 2020, 1:29 am
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

Strut installed. In the first pic you can see I added a new line for the saucer and glued the two of them in place clear of the windows. I also reinforced the plastic holding up the lower neck light. TOS-34.jpg In the second pic all the wires from the struts are soldered in. The clamp is holding the...
by 705CO
April 1st, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

the neck is difficult. you have to run power to the saucer and try to light it. There is one SMD LED at the base of the neck aimed upward (it's on top of that small bit of styrene), and another about half way up facing forward. With the interior painted white it lights up pretty well. The saucer sec...
by 705CO
March 30th, 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Aircraft
Topic: Dirk's Academy F4F Grumman Wildcat (Atlantic Theme)
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: Dirk's Academy F4F Grumman Wildcat (Atlantic Theme)

Very nice! I love the technicolor clamps and the robot holding stuff up.
by 705CO
March 30th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

@Steve, yep, the R was a reminder to place the port running light. There was also a G on the other side...of course. Just about done with the wiring fun. First pic is the saucer. It is sealed up, but the seam needs a bit of work. The wires from the saucer will need three connections: the yellow is p...
by 705CO
March 23rd, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

Gave all the assemblies (and the deflector) a coat of primer to evaluate seams (where necessary). A little bit of additional work needed on the nacelles, and the saucer edge will need some CA. The struts are G2G. Now to finish up the spaghetti factory explosion in the secondary hull and prep to seal...
by 705CO
March 21st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

Ready to start some priming! These pics are larger than normal to preserve some details. First pic shows the two saucer sections soldered together. A test afterward was a success. The exposed wires are insulated using fabric paint, which dries pretty tough. I think the brand is Imagin (purchased at ...
by 705CO
March 20th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

LED placement in the main hull complete. On the left: the lower saucer. Red/green formation lights, four white LEDs, all '-' lines connected together. While I typically solder the resistors to the '-' side, for some reason they are on the '+' lines for the formation lights. Nevertheless, the lights ...
by 705CO
March 15th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: AMT Klingon Vor'Cha-Class build :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: AMT Klingon Vor'Cha-Class build :)

Glad you're back Cosmo! Really like your detailing with the styrene adds, and the paint job is quite nice as well.
by 705CO
March 13th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

Here is a shot of the D-7 with windows blanked off inside the hull, all windows filled with krystal klear.
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the dark windows are blanked off, all are filled with krystal klear
by 705CO
March 12th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Sci Fi
Topic: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: TOS NCC-1701 1/1000 Polar Lights

Steve, I used the same window technique on a Klingon D7 some time ago. I'll see if I can find a pic. The formation lights are a bit tricky as upper and lower lights are only slightly offset by a small amount. So while I used a small piece of styrene tube (in the same manner as the stern lights), the...