February Updates - 2017 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/ February Updates - 2017 Building the Mounting Clamps - 1 These are the guide poles for the clamps. They will be placed on the center knuckle piece. This will allow the support shaft to slide through the knuckle. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631240 203631240 Building the Mounting Clamps - 2 These are the completed turret mounting clampls. They need a little sanding and filing, buth they are done. I placed these in different positions so you can see what they look like from all angles. The clamps can actually move although once they are mounted to the dock they will be permanently in place. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631239 203631239 Building the Mounting Clamps - 3 Here's how the clamps look mounted onto the turret shaft. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631241 203631241 Building the Mounting Clamps - 4 Here's a close up of how they look on the turret shafts. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631243 203631243 Painting the Mounting Clamps - 5 Next I painted the clamps to match the dock. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631245 203631245 Painting the Mounting Clamps - 6 Here's a closer view of the clamps. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631246 203631246 Building the Mounting Clamps - 7 And closer still. Although you really can't make out what they look like in the movie, this is how they appear in real life. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631247 203631247 Building the Work Crane Ends - 1 I wasn't sure I saw any functionality in the end pieces on the real miniature, so I wanted to put something on the ends of the work booms that looked like they could grab onto things, much like the claws of a crane. I will be making alternate pieces that look more like the miniature's versions. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631244 203631244 Building the Work Crane Ends - 2 This gives you an idea what these claws might look like on the ends of the booms. You'll note in this pic that the optic fiber is protruding from the end of the boom. I will not be able to cut these to their final length until The Enterprise is mounted in it's final position. The booms will be cut to length depending on where they are in the dock. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631242 203631242 Main Deflector Dish - 1 This is the original reflector for the Deflector dish lighting effects. I removed the other KED which was just a Blue LED and replaced it with a Amber/Blue LED for the Ramp-on Ramp-off effects. I also need to run some more wiring through the dorsal to have this effect work. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631248 203631248 Main Deflector Dish - 2 Here is the 3 Lead LED from the side. I just need to solder wires on it an replace it back inside the deflector housing. I also will be re-doing the thruster lighting effect inside the Deflector housing, More to come.! https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203631249 203631249