Monday, 12 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Confidentially, and this is just between me and you - right, if it weren't for my boss at work, this step would have taken me days. You see, he lent me his multi-tool (Dremel type thingy), and I wore out several of the abrasive drum attachments - so don't tell him! I'm going to have to buy myself one I think. Ebay, here I come!
I intend to spray the base a deep gloss black with the kit base in contrasting silver/gold. I'm undecided yet whether to paint the support tubing black or have it buffed up all shiny like!
Enterprise herself looks a bit worse for wear at the moment as you can see, but I'm still only part way through masking off. I promise I'll buff 'er up well!
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Couldn't wait to see what she looked like all lit up though, so I just clamped the support (3mm diameter aluminium tubing) in the ol' workmate, drew the curtains and connected a battery to the relevant wires - and it all worked!!
I think my decision to make my own mounting arrangement using the aluminium tube worked out ok, provided the base unit also comes out right. I'm thinking of using a plastic wall pattress (power socket box) and blanking plate as the basis.
Just noticed that in this photo, it looks like the nacelles droop downward at the back when compared to the saucer section, but it is an optical illusion - I've checked!
STOP PRESS: Just taken this short length of video, just to prove the lights work!!