July Updates - 2017 http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/ July Updates - 2017 Setting the Armature Tension - 1 As you can see by the sag of the ship, the armature was not holding the weight of the Enterprise Level. At first I was a little discouraged by this because I wasn't sure as to how I could correct this problem without using thin wire to level the ship off. But I remembered how I leveled the 1/350 version off... http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205418 204205418 Setting the Armature Tension - 2 The only way to do this is to twist the mounting pipe in such a way that it would be pre-tensioned before I mounted it onto the dock. To do this I used a pair of pipe wrenches and at a point that would not interfere with the mounting bolts I used some brute force to twist the pipes enough to spring load the armature so that it would hold the weight of the ship. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205419 204205419 Setting the Armature Tension - 4 This was after the first twisting of the pipe. As you can see the engines are not paralell to the modules. So I had to try again. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205423 204205423 Setting the Armature Tension - 4 Now you can see that the engines are level with the modules. I needed to do this about 2 or 3 times before it was completely level. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205420 204205420 Setting the Armature Tension - 5 Although this appears to be un-paralell, it's actually caused by the lense of my camera. but it is level from the sides. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205424 204205424 Setting the Armature Tension - 6 This shot is from a higher angle. Now I need to thread the wiring through the gangway assembly and finish hooking up the electronics. http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204205425 204205425 Setting the Armature Tension - 7 SHE FLOATS!!!!! This is the effect I was looking for! More in the next updates! http://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204207604 204207604