Enterprise Refit 1:537 Question

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Enterprise Refit 1:537 Question

Postby bmanctree » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:48 pm

Hey guys,

I'm working on my 2nd Enterprise the undiscovered country model and had issues with the warp nacelle support pylons and breaking. I glued them and made sure they would set properly and left for 24 hours. Came back and one side drooped heavily. I decided that it was an acceptable droop and put the warp nacelle on and left for 24 hours. Came back and the pylon broke off. Looks like those little triangle looking connections that are supposed to be used for support are extremely flimsy. Could someone give me advice on how to make them more efficient or how to avoid the supports breaking this time? Don't really want to waste another 50 on the same model because of the old issue coming back up again lol

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Re: Enterprise Refit 1:537 Question

Postby MEATLOAFr » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:26 pm

best bet is to get something to reinforce the pylons - see if you can split the pylons or drill some holes

use some metal rods and epoxy them to the inside of the hull at the proper angles - then to the pylons
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Re: Enterprise Refit 1:537 Question

Postby el gato » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:05 pm

I've seen some people use sheets of brass to reinforce the pylons. They're thin enough to fit within the two halves, light enough cause other structural problems but sturdy enough to provide the necessary support
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