To be somewhat Enterprising....

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And the underside of the saucer



And now the gripe. The neck is simply not long enough! If you try to fit the saucer on the curve of the hull blocks the torpedo launchers! I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to get this right. My solution, double it up! I luckily printed 2 copies and glued the spare inside the saucer as you can see above, with the original neck (with torpedo launchers) attached to the secondary hull. Interestingly the alignment of the saucer with the warp nacelles is also corrected with this, otherwise the saucer sits too low.

Good catch!

Interesting solution too!


Thanks for sharing.
 
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Behold! The USS Enterprise pizza cutter :)

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Now to address the issue I alluded to regarding the saucer. Since this has been lifted from a game the texture overlap is quite hectic here. The entire superstructure area needs to be cut out. Once you do this you're asking for it to deform since the curve will not be correct (learned this experientially....)

The best way (for me, anyway) is to build from a central, re-inforced core piece. Now this is tricky here since the superstructure also has texture overlap, in that the part extends inside the saucer and does not just glue onto of it.

My solution;

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And the side elevation showing the "hidden" texture

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Thanks @spaceagent-9 , my favourite TVV show while growing up :)

Another McGyver here :) The upper saucer buckled while attaching to the rim, soo....

Take three with this part. :headbange: The inner sections needs more support to keep the line of the hull here's my solution. Since there is a slight curve I can't just stick card underneath, and getting card to take a curve is a fight in itself

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As you can see the curve is much firmer
 

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I think that you did a great job on this project!!!
Thank you for sharing this build with all of us!!!
 
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