U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa INCOMPLETE

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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:47 am

Nacelle #2 in dry dock.
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This is the pic from first nacelle to show the process
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:49 am

Nacelle #2 in dry dock.
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:53 am

Nacelle #2 in dry dock.
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Got the top skinned and shaping the bottom skin.
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:55 am

Nacelle #2 in dry dock.
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Wiring and magnets installed
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 am

Nacelle #2 in dry dock.
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The blue LED strip installed
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:59 am

The second nacelle has been easier and quicker than the first cause the bugs got worked out.
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:46 am

I decided to use copper foil tape to hook up the running and strobe lights. It works very well because the adhesive is conductive. It's much easier than soldering.
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Connections made with copper foil tape
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Moongrim » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:33 pm

Digital-Impressions wrote:I decided to use copper foil tape to hook up the running and strobe lights. It works very well because the adhesive is conductive. It's much easier than soldering.
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It's good that the adhesive is conductive- but one question: will the adhesive STAY conductive? Nothing quite so frustrating as a set of lights that decide to stop lighting up AFTER you've sealed the model shut.
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:29 pm

It's supposed to stay conductive. This part though is only sealed up with magnets so I can dig into it later for updates, repairs and additional lighting, like window lights to be added later.
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Re: U.S.S. Enterprise D 1/850 balsa

Post by Digital-Impressions » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:15 am

here is a little update with a base coat on everything and all the parts stuck together.
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