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Old 02-26-2019, 8:58pm   #47
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Sorry for late update. Iíve done a bunch of work, broke some stuff, waited on paint, fixed stuff...

Iím going to attach some pics

Here is a couple shots of the pearl white dish and impulse engine.

I relocated the circuit board to the dish. The trick was finding room that doesnít block lighting. The board is on the bottom and a speaker is on the top (and another in the body) phaser and photon sound effects.

Next up the jig I built to support the model for testing and assembly. Each sub assembly gets painted and declared before gluing it together. Iím not sure how to handle filling and sanding gaps. Iím betting lots of paint repair.

Next up, hereís how the masking works. You transfer vinyl masks to a substrate, then transfer and burnish it on to the part, then remove substrate. You then remove areas, paint first color, replace those areas, remove other areas, paint - then put an entirely different mask on and do it again and again.

Iíll get a shot of some painted parts. Progress will get very slow now.

I did epoxy the shuttle bay in after shortening the body by an 1/8Ē to make it line up. This caused the top piece to not fit. Sigh.

Wires are breaking from handling so Iíve spent hours checking and fixing.

More to come!
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