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Polar lights Enterprise 1701 Refit
1/350th Scale

Aye laddie, Page 1 !Page 2 and that about itPage 3 would you belivePage 4...Good 'ere 'innit?Page 5...more odds and endsPage 6 Pinky...YES!!Page 7 and we are backPage 8...just putting a few bits together likePage 9 a few wee bits and bobsPage 10 yep, we back!

Page 11, a little light lighting thingPage 12, Farting about with foil dontchaknow!Page 13, Oh the boredom of it allPage 14, be glad when it's donePage 15, just no end to the sillinessPage 16, back in the groovePage 17, still going...Page 18 and still going on...Page 19...back from the deadPage 20...lighting things

Page 21, Deflector doo-dadsPage 22, the final frontier...as it werePage 23, It's a guinea pigPage 24, pearl paint problemsPage 25, aztec akimbo!Page 26, Masking mumblesPage 27, more masking mumblesPage 28, It's all pearly!Page 29, saucer shinnanegans as it werePage 30, Secondary hull sodding about

Page 31, MORE secodnary hull sodding about!Page 32, The bits that make it goPage 33, and that's me done!

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A bit off the bottom.

Well It's Almost Right But...

One thing on the saucer section does need a stiff looking at.
And that be the lower sensor dome...thingy.

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Well that's how the 'real' thing looks and this is the kit part.

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Well close but not right on it.
So I could try scratch building it completely but 'fore that,
it's give the kit part a work over and see what we get time.
Now white plastic is a bit of a problem as it's not that easy to see what your doing.
So pinching the same part from a chase kit (moulded in blue) I had laying about and here we go.

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Much additional 10thou plasticard,
scraping,
filing,
chiseling,
filling,
sanding etc. later...

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Ok we're getting somewhere.
Now to sort the fitting as some additional plastic bits to be added and
best done when the part is on the model proper.
So a quick but of mini drill vandalism later and...

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Once glued on the edge only to the lower
saucer section the rest of the stuff was added.
Then puttied and given a wee cleanup.

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And after that lot, it remained to turn over the lower saucer part,
cut through the line of holes, remove the plastic,
cut and trim the four pegs and clean up the rough bits.
Like so...

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A bit more work to be done on that part but that's for the next time.
The stock clear parts were used but the
spotlight holes were drilled out and squared up.

This will help when it comes down to the lighting and light leak stopping.
And all will be explained later so go easy troops and troopettes, next update...erm...later...some time :)

Aye laddie, Page 1 !Page 2 and that about itPage 3 would you belivePage 4...Good 'ere 'innit?Page 5...more odds and endsPage 6 Pinky...YES!!Page 7 and we are backPage 8...just putting a few bits together likePage 9 a few wee bits and bobsPage 10 yep, we back!

Page 11, a little light lighting thingPage 12, Farting about with foil dontchaknow!Page 13, Oh the boredom of it allPage 14, be glad when it's donePage 15, just no end to the sillinessPage 16, back in the groovePage 17, still going...Page 18 and still going on...Page 19...back from the deadPage 20...lighting things

Page 21, Deflector doo-dadsPage 22, the final frontier...as it werePage 23, It's a guinea pigPage 24, pearl paint problemsPage 25, aztec akimbo!Page 26, Masking mumblesPage 27, more masking mumblesPage 28, It's all pearly!Page 29, saucer shinnanegans as it werePage 30, Secondary hull sodding about

Page 31, MORE secodnary hull sodding about!Page 32, The bits that make it goPage 33, and that's me done!

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