USS Grissom 1:400 (Star Trek)

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Bit more of Todays Work

When Building the 1:400 version the Cut out are not identified on the Upper Hull - i had to check against the orginal model to check i was cutting out the correct parts!
 

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This ship is coming out really good. As you progress through these models, y9ou are going to want to make every edge and corner line up. This can add days to an assembly. A large clamp assortment helps. Eventually you end up with your first model with no seams, then you move onto lighting. This model is coming out really good. ;)
 
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This ship is coming out really good. As you progress through these models, y9ou are going to want to make every edge and corner line up. This can add days to an assembly. A large clamp assortment helps. Eventually you end up with your first model with no seams, then you move onto lighting. This model is coming out really good. ;)
I'm really disappointed with the saucer.

The internal structure that's desinged to support actually warpped the curve of the saucer.

I'm going to see if I can rectify the worst of if!
 

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Sometimes former have to be just used as guides. You make a thick glue set up, and apply to the former. Try then to apply your perfect shape disc, and peel it back, to peek in there and see how the glue is touching the former and saucer (hull, whatever), if it isn't touching, but the glue is, just let is dry, as long as it dries with the disc in shape touching, your good to go. I have found in ship modeling that a former can really destroy the shape of the Hull. On certain models, I make the hull first, then make sure it is symmetric, then slip for former frame into it. I trim or add as necessary, when satisfied that the frame fits in nice, without any force, I glue in place. Gaps won't matter as the glue getting hard will give you the support you need. At this stage you can add "L" pieces to put support where you think you made need it. :)
 
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