1/260 ST:TMP Drydock Part 3 http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/ 1/260 ST:TMP Drydock Part 3 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 1 These rods have 9 Pieces per Rod that are cemented on individually. This part is the Anchor Sleeve. I have cemented on of the sleeves on the ends of all of these Rod pieces. The rods will be cut to length as they are assembled to the structure. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281254 196281254 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 2 Here you can see the Center tier with all of their rods and anchors in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281022 196281022 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 3 Next I cement one end of the anchor sleeve to the mounting bolt and wait a few seconds for the maxi-cure to dry. The other sleeve is already on the rod in the middle. I cut the rods just short of the length of the mounting bolt on the Panel Frame. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281023 196281023 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 4 I now move the rod out of the way and add a small drop of the maxi-cure to the mounting bolt and with a pair of tweezers I pill the sleeve down to make contact with the bolt. I hold it there for about 30 seconds until the maxi-cure holds the sleeve to the bolt. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281033 196281033 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 5 This end of the rod is not cemented to the sleeve so that when I lift the model into it's upright position the weight of everything will shift and cause these rods to bend or warp. This way they will slide a little bit inside the sleeve. If they are too long when I upright the model I can trim the rods that are warped and then slide them back into the sleeve. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281034 196281034 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 6 This is a view of all of the tension rods on the Starboard side of the dock in place. Next I will be re wiring the panels for LEDs. Then I will touch up all of the anchors, Rods and sleeves to match the rest of the Light Panel. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281035 196281035 Tension Rod/Anchor Assembly - 7 This is just another angle so you can see all of the tension Rods in place. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281336 196281336 Light Panel Difusion - 1 The Light Panel decals are basically transparent so to diffuse the light a little better I added some squares of white printer paper. I did this with the 1/350 scale dock as well. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281337 196281337 Light Panel Difusion - 2 Here's a close-up of the diffusion paper. More next Month! http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196281338 196281338