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Clamped together

As she sits now she is structurally built. She’s got more claps on her than Carter has pills to force this thing together cleanly.

I tired and tired to get her to just float together. Sanded things. Adjusted edges. You name it. Oh it got better but still parts just want to run screaming from each other in opposite directions. This is why in some cases I have found some garage kits to be better.

Like Scott Brodeens 31 inch Nautilus. I don’t think I have ever built such a good fitting kit.

The problem I think is that the big companies often pull parts when they are still warm. I found this a lot in this kit and others. Especially the clear parts for the nacelles. They looked like concaves.

Enough of that. The plastic weld and all these clamps ought to do it. I’m going to let it sit through tonight and through tomorrow and take the clamps off Thurs.

Hey I’ll do a few parts on the Big E!

Steve

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3 Responses to “Clamped together”


  1. 1 Kavinsky
    March 16, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Is that a signed photo of Chuck Yeager infront of a B2 back there?

    and actually when you finish her up you oughta take another shot of it in that very spot save for your buidling equipment because the wall behind it looks like it’s straight out of the 602 club/bar from enterprise

  2. 2 BB43MAN
    March 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I noticed your NASA patches on the wall! We’re gonna have to hook up and trade some NASA stories. Love the shop. Looks like a fun place to build. I’m looking forward to the hull detail paint/decals of the NX. Great job!

  3. March 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks. NASA. If only we really still had a space program. ;)

    Steve


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