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A little teaser…

This is a little extra teaser to add to Build Log – Part 15.  Remember how I mentioned I didn’t have any controls to tell the board to do the things I’m programming into it? Now I do.   (evil … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 15 This update is going to be about some of the electronics that I’m designing and working with to control special effects on the model – the lighting of the torp launcher and the sounds that go … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 14 This is a mini-post to host a video showing how to assemble and solder various LED types for use in the Secondary Hull (LED tape, normal LEDs, SMDs, some soldering tips).  Watch at your own risk, … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 13 Well, it’s been a while, but I’ve got a few things done in the time since I last updated here.  I had almost begun on the secondary hull, but found a few things that needed handling … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 12 Okay, everyone, I did some fun stuff in the last couple of weeks – some was dirt simple and pretty, some was a little harder and is coming out really great. First off, let’s bid a … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 11 It’s been a while since I’ve written this log, so my apologies go out to anyone who’s been waiting…hope it wasn’t too long. When last we were here, the nacelles had just been wired, all … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 10 Before I begin – Post-note to the prior bit on painting the grilles:  somewhere along the line, I seem to have acquired a roll of 1mm masking tape, which works great on the inboard grille trenches (assuming … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 9 All righty!  More work on the engine nacelles – and their internal wiring. First off I want to sing the praises of that Vallejo surface primer again – it’s been really excellent to work with.  … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 8 For the next sub-assembly, I’m going to do the engine nacelles, port and starboard. Not too many parts, but we are starting to stray into an area where the parts are rather large. For starters, … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 7 All right!  Today we’re going through a few different items – the DLM resin cargo containers / travel pods / work bees, the clear tube columns at the back of the bay, the shuttlecraft, and connecting … Continue reading

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