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Let There Be Light

I may have gone over the top now as I have added even more LEDs.
I decided that some more internal lighting was required, just a few here and there.

It is now a bit of a wiring nightmare, I had to drill loads more holes in the hull to allow the wires to run all around the ship.

I have made things difficult for myself as I have to allow some of the LEDs and wire above the deck when it is glued down.

More Power Captain!

I decided to add some lights to the transporter.

I had to drill loads of holes to pass the wiring through, I also found the limitations of using pre-fused LEDs which was a bit annoying as I had to created several separate parallel circuits.

The lights are mostly on the outside as running wires into the interior was a bit too much to deal with on a first attempt as using LEDs.

They do all work, I just needed to make the battery compartment removable. I also need to hope that none of the wiring or LEDs fail in the future as it will not be possible to access them again without removing the deck and that is not going to happen.

Transporter Interior

Almost ready to start on the interior of the transporter conversion. The various resin bits from Ainsty and Antenocities will be used to support a couple of internal walls and then around the edge of the hull.

I have not stuck anything down yet as there is still some preparation to complete and holes to drill and decisions to make before the deck goes down.

Landing Gear Completed

All four landing struts are finished, complete with magnets to hold them on to the hull and magnets to maybe use for perspex rods to have it “fly”.

I just made up the construction as I went along, I had an idea of what I wanted, but just let the shape and design take care of itself. As I needed a bit to fill a gap, I rummaged through the bits box and piles of sprue to find appropriate pieces.

The top sections contain a magnet to attach to the hull. This will make packing the model away a lot easier.

These landing struts are high enough to allow plenty of access to the underneath of the ship and have an access ramp.