Archive for March 12th, 2011

12
Mar
11

Pretty Ship…

Well I’ve used up a lot of parts, got them all painted and installed on the hull and engineering section.

Got every last window in and most of the ship painted. I went to my LHS today and as it turns out my friend Dave who runs the place had a bunch of fiber optics he just gave me. This is the thicker stuff and I will use it for some of the missing hull lights. The lights will be brighter I was using 3 1.2 rechargeable batteries to do which aren’t 4.5 volts which the system is rated for.

One thing I don’t like about a lot of the kits I’ve seen built of this model is the lighting. Too bright, over light, and those bridge lights with the 3 mm LEDS are just wrong. If you look at Doug’s pictures

NX-01 Enterprise Class «

You’ll see they are tiny. I also plan to add some to the hanger bay doors on the hull. Be sure to click on the images for larger pictures.

I drilled out an ultra bright LED today and inserted and fiber optic. It was really very bright. It may not cast light too much on the hull but it won’t have that unsightly look of those over done 3mm bulbs.

More tomorrow,

Steve

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