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“At the end of this short stage, you’ll have another light-up section of saucer ready to be added to the upper skeleton at a later date.




Materials: All of the non-electrical parts in this stage are plastic.


Assembling Deck Panel U3-16

Step A

Carefully remove sixteen (16) Clear Windows and fourteen (14) Dark Windows from their sprues and fit them into the back of Deck Panel U3-16, as shown.

Reminder: I sanded all of these windows down already. See The Windows page for more details:

As before, I used pieces of black electrical tape behind the Escape Pod Covers and Dark Windows to reduce light leak. I also colored a few of the windows with my Yellow and Turquoise Brush Sharpies to add some variety:

Push the LED on the yellow/white wire of the Deck Panel Lights cable into this notch of the Reflector Panel, as shown:

Flip the Reflector Panel U3-16-A over and fit it onto posts on the back of this Deck Panel:

Secure the Reflector Panel to the Deck Panel with three (3) BP screws:

We can test these new window lights by connecting this Deck Panel Lights cable to the PCB and Battery Box.

This picture is with my studio lights turned off:


After the last few stages, this one flew by! We only built Deck Panel U3-16 and I have no idea when we will be attaching this to the saucer. We did receive the Left Neck Panel with this stage, however, we will not need it until a later stage. Keep these parts safe for now.

Next Up

Stage 31 – Deck Panel U2-08, Escape Pod Covers, Left Neck Front Lights, Saucer PCB 1/Cable

5 thoughts on “STAGE 30”

  1. Thanks for posting all the tips and detailed mods info! I’m just starting my build and so nice to jump ahead on getting those extra bits and bobs that will make things go so much smoother.

    1. That is up to Eaglemoss, not me. I imagine when they get the IOUs printed for the Display Stand, then they will continue shipments.

  2. Thankyou for all the photos and information.
    As my eyes are not so great these days it is so helpful to be able to enlarge all the photos to see how that wiring goes because the instructions are not very good for someone who’s 67 and eyesight is not so great.
    Please keep up the good work and thanks again.

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