1/260 ST:TMP Drydock Part 2 http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/ 1/260 ST:TMP Drydock Part 2 Overhead Module Painting - 1 I am now preparing to paint the modules their final color which is a "Rust" color. In a lot the BTS photos and some early publicity stills the Dock appears to be a reddish brown color. So I am trying to imitate that color as best as possible. Here are the masks for the brown color. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345925 194345925 Overhead Module Painting - 2 The underneath of the modules will have some masking as well. I mainly masked over what I am dubbing as the "Grill Covers". There are 8 masks per individual segment of the modules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345926 194345926 Overhead Module Painting -3 I've also taken the time to fix any possible major light leaks. These are mainly where the Support frames insert into the modules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345927 194345927 Overhead Module Painting - 4 I've also fixed all of the corner sections of the modules where the pieces did not line up properly. Where you see the white styrene is what has been fixed. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345928 194345928 Overhead Module Painting - 5 I've also added the remaining anchor cones in the spaces where the support rods will eventually go. I should have done this from the start, but I wasn't sure of how I was going to wire this model in the beginning of this project. This would also save having to repaint all of the cones later on. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345929 194345929 Overhead Module Painting - 6 Here I've masked off the support frame to protect it from overspray. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345930 194345930 Overhead Module Painting - 7 Now to the painting. This is just before I started airbrushing. Much of the work will be done while the modules are in this position. I first started with the topside edges as well as the Anchor cone assemblies. Then I turned the model around and did the same with the underneath portion of the modules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345932 194345932 Overhead Module Painting - 8 To Spray the entire model took just under an hour to do. The coat I put on was just enough so that it would give the modules a slightly weathered look. Allowing some of the browns to show through. I didn't want the dock to appear too new. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345933 194345933 Overhead Module Painting - 9 These are the upper side panels with all of their masks removed. As the paint cures, the rust color will not be as pronounced. This shot was actually taken in direct sunlight just inside my garage. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345934 194345934 Armature - 1 This is the Armature for the Enterprise to connect to the Drydock. It's made from welded 1/4" square tube stock that can be bought at Home Depot. Despite its frail appearance it is quite sturdy. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745667 190745667 Armature - 2 This is a view from the top of the armature. It will probably have to be bent slightly to allow for the weight of the Enterprise. I will experiment with that later on in the build. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745668 190745668 Light Panel Support Bars - 1 The support bars that were in last month's update have been secured in place by using "Just for Copper". It's a product very similar to using Plastic cement, but it's made for use with copper products. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745669 190745669 Light Panel Support Bars - 2 Here's a closer view. All the notches that were cut into the tubes are facing inward to allow for the lighting effects to be threaded through the tubes and into each of the Light Panels. This is the Port side of the drydock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745670 190745670 Painting The Light Panels - 1 Now to the painting. The first color I will be putting on is the brown leather color. Since only the center section of the panels will be that color I will only spray the paint onto that section. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745666 190745666 Painting The Light Panels - 2 There was no masking needed for this phase and since the paint has been thinned out the overspray will disappear when the next color is added. This is a view from the side of the panels. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745671 190745671 Painting The Light Panels - 3 Here is a front view of the panels. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745672 190745672 Painting The Light Panels - 4 Next I mask of the center sections using the light tack painters tape. Now having hind sight with this process I really should have done the 2nd color first. It would make the masking a Lot easier due to the bumps from the details on the center of the panels. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745673 190745673 Painting The Light Panels - 5 Each of these panels were masked individually. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745674 190745674 Painting The Light Panels - 6 Here is a closer view of the masking. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745675 190745675 Painting The Light Panels - 7 This may look like a duplicate picture but it's not. On the spine of the panels there is an off center mask strip above and below the main masks. This detail can be seen very faintly in ST:TMP drydock scene. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745677 190745677 Painting The Light Panels - 9 Here are all of the panels ready for their next color which will be "RUST" which is the same color I used on the 1/350 scale dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745678 190745678 Painting The Light Panels - 10 Each panel was sprayed individually to ensure maximum coverage of this color. It looks a light brighter than when the paint is fully dried as you will see in the next pic. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745679 190745679 Light Panel Painting - 1 In other areas I've also finished up some painting on some of the other light panels. As of this posting thay are now ready for their decals. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345931 194345931 Box Inserts Here is what the final color looks like with all of the masks removed. At this point I am now test fitting the box inserts. They will be cemented in after I make sure they all fit properly into their places. They will need some light leak work after the cement has cured. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194345935 194345935 zLight Panel Inserts - 96 These are sheets of plexi-glass that are used for picture frames. They are very thin and remain rigid after they are cut. I leave the protective coating on them until they are ready to be installed to the Light panel box frames. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583146 195583146 zLight Panel Inserts - 97 There are 3 pieces of plexi needed for each light panel. 2 smaller pieces for each side of the front frames and 1 larger piece to hold the graphics in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583147 195583147 zLight Panel Inserts - 98 These are the decals. I made these at home on my printer. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583154 195583154 zLight Panel Inserts - 99 First the 2 smaller pieces are inserted into the front light panel frame pieces. They are held I place with 6 small beads of Maxi-cure. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583150 195583150 zLight Panel Inserts - 100 After all of the side panels are fitted then I put the top panel pieces of plexi in place. Some of the panels were very snug so this pic show that I scraping out some excess resin. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583151 195583151 zLight Panel Inserts - 101 It might be difficult to see here but all of the Light panel frames have their plexi glass pieces inserted into them. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583148 195583148 Light Panel Decals - 1 Adding the DECALS is next. The only fully decaled panels in ST:TMP were the ones in ROW E since they were the only ones that were going to be seen on the big screen. The other rows have decals, just not as many especially on the Port side of the dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745714 190745714 Light Panel Decals - 2 I first worked on ROW E to get the general pattern for all of the rest of the panels. The other panels will be decaled later on. Unfortunately I need a lot of the no. "7" and they only give you 2 on each dry-transfer sheet, so I will have to order some more decals for the rest of the panels. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745715 190745715 Light Panel Decals - 3 The first 3 panels starting on the left are numbered starting at 31. The last for are numbered starting at 74. This is the pattern for all the rows on the Starboard side. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745716 190745716 Light Panel Decals - 4 Here you can see the panels numbered from 74 - 77. The decaling is a lot of fun to do. A nice break from all of the scratch building. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745717 190745717 Connecting the Panel Frames - 1 Now I can finally start adding the Light Panel Framework to the overhead modules. To do this I First thread the support rods through the modules and the anchor cones leaving enough of the rod exposed to add the panel frame and the dome nuts that will secure everything in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346037 194346037 Connecting the Panel Frames - 2 All of the panel frames have been numbered and the must be placed in the proper order to ensure that everything lines up properly. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346036 194346036 Connecting the Panel Frames - 3 This is from the top of the modules. You can see how the rods are threaded through the aluminum frames and through the anchor cones. The dome nuts are then tightened to hold the frames in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346039 194346039 Connecting the Panel Frames - 4 This pic shows 4 of the frames in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346038 194346038 Connecting the Panel Frames - 5 Here are all 7 frames in place. The support rods will support the weight of the frames with no problem. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346040 194346040 Connecting the Panel Frames - 6 Here is an underneath view. I will not be able to line all of these panels up with each other until I thread all of the lighting wire through all of the tubing. This is going to be a challenge because of the new lighting wire that I will be using. More on that with future updates. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346041 194346041 Light Panel Test Fitting - 1 To make this test fitting complete I had to hang the model on the wall once again to see how well the rods support the frames. I also added the light panel boxes. In this pic to show you all that yes I am making some progress! YEEEEHA!. I need to drill out a few more holes for the lighting effects but overall it's looking good! http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194346042 194346042 Light Panel Power Nodules - 1 Since I didn't know what to call them I decided they were power nodules for the light panels. There is one of these nodules on either side of each of the Light Panels. I first started with flat pieces of styrene and sanded the sides round to form this tray. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745680 190745680 Light Panel Power Nodules - 2 Next I sanded and filed various pieces of styrene to form some of the prominent details seen on these nodules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745681 190745681 Light Panel Power Nodules - 3 Here is a side view of the nodule. There is a clamp-like piece that connects to the light panels to hold the nodule in place, this will be cemented to the left side of this piece after they have been cast. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745682 190745682 Light Panel Power Nodules - 4 This shows some more of the detailing and how small these pieces actually are. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745683 190745683 Light Panel Power Nodules - 5 This is how the nodule will look on the left side of the panel. I will need to cast 84 of these for each dock. 168 in all. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745684 190745684 Painting the Power Nodules - 1 These are the power nodules for the light panels. They now have their final colors added. 4 colors in all. Most of them have been hand painted, especially the tinier details. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902415 192902415 Measuring For A New Hanger Bay In other areas, I have started working on some of the interior pieces of the dock. I am making the dock so you can look into the aft hanger. It will be much deeper than the one seen on the 1/350 scale dock. A lot more detail and shuttles, travel pods, cargo containers etc. will be seen inside this hanger. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190745685 190745685 Building The Nodule Tanks - 1 Here's how I built my storage tanks. First I cut out the length from a piece of styrene tubing. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960303 191960303 Building The Nodule Tanks - 2 Next, I cut pieces of .080 strip styrene to use for the end caps of the tanks. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960305 191960305 Building The Nodule Tanks - 3 I then cemented these pieces on to the ends of each of the tubing pieces. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960307 191960307 Building The Nodule Tanks - 4 WIth an exacto knife I trimmed away the excess off the end caps. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960309 191960309 Building The Nodule Tanks - 5 With some fine grit sand paper I rounded off the ends. I then mounted these pieces on a piece of strip styrene so I can make silicon molds for casting. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960311 191960311 Building The Nodule Tanks - 6 After casting I painted all of the tanks Light Gray. I will hand paint the end caps Neutral gray before I cement them to the power nodules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960330 191960330 BuildingThe Nodule Tanks - 7 Here are the painting details for the Power nodule tanks. I first sprayed the tanks Light Gray, then hand painted on the end caps Neutral Gray. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902418 192902418 Building The Power Nodules - 1 The power Nodules had to be cast in 2 separate pieces. The parts shown here are the End Clamps that will connect directly to the Light Panels. These are castings. They will be sanded later on to remove the waste on the bottoms. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960314 191960314 Building The Power Nodules - 2 These are the Power Nodules and how they will be positioned on either side of the light panels. The Ends of these need to be sanded down so I can add the Clamp pieces seen in slide 8. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960316 191960316 Building The Power Nodules - 3 Here are all of the Power Nodules needed for the Drydock. They are now ready to have the ends sanded down. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960317 191960317 Building The Power Nodules - 4 Here are the Nodules with the Clamp pieces cemented on to them. There are 84 of them per Dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960318 191960318 Painting The Power Nodules - 1 Before painting the nodules I needed to drill a hole into the bottoms of all of the nodules so that when I paint them I will be able to put each of these on a toothpick for drying. This is necessary because of the un-even clamp piece. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960325 191960325 Painting The Power Nodules - 2 Here are all of the nodules mounted on toothpicks ready for painting. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960320 191960320 Painting The Power Nodules - 3 The first color is Intermediate Blue. This will be used for the cooling fin grates as well as other tiny details. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960321 191960321 Painting The Power Nodules - 4 It is easier to paint the entire piece one color and mask off the parts that will remain that color rather than the other way around. Here is the first mask for the cooling fin grills. All of the masking tape is applied with an Xacto blade. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960322 191960322 Painting The Power Nodules - 5 Here is the mask in place covering over the cooling fin grates. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960323 191960323 Painting The Power Nodules - 6 There are 2 of these grates on each side of the nodule. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960324 191960324 Painting The Power Nodules - 7 There are 5 more tiny masks added to each nodule as seen here for a total of 7 masks per nodule for this color. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960326 191960326 Painting The Power Nodules - 8 This pic shows the front mask which wraps around each end piece. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960327 191960327 Overhead Module Recesses - 1 These are castings of the square recesses that are seen on the bottom part of the overhead modules. There are 14 for the entire dock. These pieces are extremely thin and difficult to cast. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960315 191960315 Overhead Module Recesses - 2 You can see a white slit on the top part of each of these pieces. This allows light to shine through from the inside of the overhead modules. I found this detail out by looking at the filming miniature up close. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960328 191960328 Overhead Module Insets - 1 Here are the Overhead Module Box insets. This is their final color. This green Model Master paint is harder to find now. But I managed to find at least 3 jars. This color matches the filming miniature. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902419 192902419 Overhead Module Insets - 2 This is a test fitting to show where these boxes go and to make sure they fit properly inside the modules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902414 192902414 Light Panel Frame Details - 1 There is so much detailing work on the filming miniature that it would be impossible to add the details one at a time. I made 8 versions of these details and cast them so I can have many pieces for all over the model. This is before the backs are sanded smooth. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960313 191960313 Light Panel Frame Details - 2 This is what they look like after they have been sanded. These are horizontal Pieces. They can be flipped over and switched around to appear to be even more kinds of detailing. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960331 191960331 Light Panel Frame Details - 3 These are the Vertical detailing pieces. They have been sanded on the back sides as well. They are thin enough so that they can bend to fit the curved sections of the upper and lower Tier frames. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960312 191960312 Light Panel Frame Details - 4 I've only made 3 different versions of these pieces. They can be flipped around as well to give the appearance of more detailing. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960332 191960332 Vertical Panel Frame Details - 1 These are the vertical Panel frame details with their final color "RUST". Later on in the build I might be adding some other colors to give these pieces even more scale. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902416 192902416 Vertical Panel Frame Details - 2 This is just a different angle to show you the details. There are 72 of these pieces for each dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192902417 192902417 Light Panel Frame Details - 5 Here are some of the horizontal detail pieces in place. They are seen on the outside as well as the inside parts of all the panel frames. After these parts are assembled I will add some extra detailing on a few of the panels by hand. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=191960319 191960319 Panel Frame Details - 1 Here is a detail I almost forgot about. These details are added to take the observer's attention away from the fact that what is actually holding the frames together is in fact dome-nuts. This little detail makes the dome nut appear to be just part of the frame details. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045493 195045493 Panel Frame Details - 2 Also added in the remaining anchor cones. At first I was going to run the wiring through the tubes but decided on a different method which will be covered in future updates. I then Airbrushed all of the additional pieces to match the over-all color. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045494 195045494 Panel Frame Details - 3 Here are the Panel Frames Before Spraying. All of the Anchor cones are in place, as well as the tension rod nuts and the dome nut details. There are 10 of the tension rod nuts per panel. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195061755 195061755 Panel Frame Details - 4 This is an angled view to show off the details befor painting. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195061756 195061756 Light Panel Details - 1 I finally received all of the remaining dry-transfer decals last month and was able to finish all the numberings on the outsides of the light panels. 9 different decals per panel. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045486 195045486 Light Panel Details - 2 Next I needed to cement all of the power nodules to the Light Panels. There are 2 nodules per Light Panel. I first used a dummy rod to make sure the nodules will align to the panels when cemented in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045487 195045487 Light Panel Details - 3 Another shot. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045489 195045489 Light Panel Details - 4 Here is what the support rod will look like when it is in place on the panel frames. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045491 195045491 Light Panel Details - 5 Below the light panel are two of the power nodules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045488 195045488 Light Panel Details - 6 A few drops of Maxi-cure on the inside of the mounting bracket will hold these pieces in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045490 195045490 Light Panel Details - 7 Next I needed to add the mounting nuts for the tension rods that connect the light panels to the frames. There are 8 of these nuts per Light Panel. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045501 195045501 Light Panel Details - 8 I've also added the painted tanks on each of the nodules. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045502 195045502 Light Panel Details - 9 These are the panels with all of their details. The nodules, the tanks and the mounting nuts. These are now ready to be added onto the panel frames. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045503 195045503 Light Panel Details - 10 This is the entire set of light panels for the Port side of the dock http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045485 195045485 Light Panel Details - 11 This is just a close up of all of the details added to the panels. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045492 195045492 Light Panel Lighting Test - 1 The Light panels will be lighted with EL wire. I'm using about 75' of this wire per side. The wire is fed through the support tubes into the holes made into the backs of the panels then it is looped around the spurs inside the panels in a wave pattern. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045495 195045495 Light Panel Lighting Test - 2 After I do a few panels I make sure the EL wire functions properly. This is the first lighting test. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045496 195045496 Light Panel Lighting Test - 3 This is the same angle shot but with a longer exposure, http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045497 195045497 Light Panel Lighting Test - 4 This pic is taken with a longer exposure. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045499 195045499 Light Panel Lighting Test - 5 This is a 6 second exposure. The room was completely dark. All of the light you see in this pic is from the EL wire. By the next update I will have all of the light panel covers with the graphics in place. See you next month. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195045500 195045500 Starboard side Panels - 1 Here is what the outside of the Starboard side of the panel frames looks like. Except for a few more of the Vertical Detail Strips on the outside of the frames, this part of the model is basically finished. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195061757 195061757 Starboard side Panels - 2 Here is a view of the inside of the dock and Light Panels. The next phase is to add the Panel Windows and Graphics. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195061758 195061758 Starboard side Panels - 3 This is a lower angle view of the Starboard inside of the dock. More to come. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195061759 195061759 zLight Panel Inserts - 102 Here the decals are in place on the larger pieces of plexi. There are actually 2 different decals on each piece of plexi. A left and a right decal for each piece. There are 112 decals needed for these panel effects. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583152 195583152 zLight Panel Inserts - 103 This is a test fitting for the graphics to make sure they fit inside the entire frame. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583149 195583149 zLight Panel Inserts - 104 Here is what the graphics look like when in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583153 195583153 zLight Panel Inserts - 105 Here is one complete set of light panel frames for one of the docks. The ones in the top of the picture of the picture are for the other dock I'm building. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583155 195583155 zWork Light Panels - 106 This was a tough thing to do. I've seen other versions of the work light panels and they didn't quite look the way I wanted. On my 1/350 dock I just used a piece of reflective material and etched some lines into it. Here I found a wonderful and inexpensive solution. The sequins come in several sizes and they have a hexagon shape to them. I lay them out here to get an idea how large the base piece should be, http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583156 195583156 zWork Light Panels - 107 Here is the size of the panels I am building. They are about 3 inches across from point to point. I'm using .080 thick styrene for the basses. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583157 195583157 zWork Light Panels - 108 Next I cut the base pieces out with an Xacto blade. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583158 195583158 zWork Light Panels - 109 Then all of the sequins are cemented in place using a drop of Maxi-cure per sequins. All of the sequins had to be lined up with the edges so they showed the hexagon shape with the base piece. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583159 195583159 zWork Light Panels - 110 I just shined a light on one of the panels to show how the sequins reflect the light. After the Maxi-Cure dried I the drilled out all of the holes in the centers so that I can add 1 LED per sequins. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583160 195583160 zWork Light Panels - 111 There are 60 LEDs per panel. I will wire them up later but here's how they look in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583169 195583169 zTension Rod Assemblies - 112 These rods are going to be added to all of the light panels. I'm setting them up for spraying by taping them to a piece of tape. This will help to keep them in place while spraying them. There are 12 rods per light panel and there are 42 panels per dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583167 195583167 zTnsion Rod Assemblies - 113 Both of the models will have the turnbuckle anchors. To make the pieces I taped together 10 tubes the cut them to 1/8" lengths. I need 1008 of these pieces per dock. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583168 195583168 zTension Rod Assemblies - 114 For one of my clients I will be adding a single loop to the ends of the turnbuckle pieces per his request. These loops will then be anchored to the light panel and panels frames using a small bolt. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583161 195583161 zTension Rod Assemblies - 115 Here is how I added the loops. I first cemented to square pieces of styrene to another piece of styrene forming a channel wide enough to fit the 1/8" pieces in. I can put up to 80 pieces into this channel. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583162 195583162 zTension Rod Assemblies - 116 Next I cut an extremely thin piece of tubing for the loop end. I dip the loop piece into a bead of Maxi-Cure and attach it to the 1/8" pieces using tweezers. The Maxi-cure dries in a few minutes. As of this posting I have about 330 of these pieces done. That's about enough pieces for 2 complete tiers. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583166 195583166 zEnterprise/Drydock Test Fitting - 117 After attaching one side of the panel frames to the modules I just had to see how the Enterprise model looked sitting inside at least part of the dock. This is the first time these models have been this close to each other. Let me know what you think. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583163 195583163 zEnterprise/Drydock Test Fitting - 118 This shot is from a little further back. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583164 195583164 zEnterprise/Drydock Test Fitting - 119 Just another angle. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195583165 195583165