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“This short stage of the assembly readies another deck panel for fitting and balances out the reflectors in your warp nacelle build.“
Materials: All of the non-electrical parts in this stage are plastic.
Fitting Field Grill Deflectors
Fit the smaller Warp Engine Field Grill Right Reflector 4 inside the larger Warp Engine Field Grill Right Reflector 3, as shown:
If you look closely at these parts, the flat sides have three small notches in them. When I lined these up, the parts fit together better:
In order to help diffuse the warp n
acelle LEDs, I lightly airbrushed the outer curved surfaces of this reflector with Tamiya XF-2 Flat White acrylic paint:
Secure these parts together with one of the Clear Stickers:
Retrieve your Warp Nacelle assembly from the previous stage. Slide this Reflector assembly into this space, as shown.
These reflectors will fit loosely at this point. When the lower frame of the nacelle is attached later on, they will be better secured:
Assembling and Installing Deck Panel U3-19
Carefully remove five (5) Escape Pod Covers, twelve (12) Clear Windows and sixteen (16) Dark Windows from their sprues and fit them into the back of Deck Panel U3-19, 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 here to seal off the Dark Windows and reduce light leak:
Just for fun, I also colored the backs of a few Clear Windows with my Turquoise Brush Sharpie to add a little color variety:
Fit this Reflector Panel U3-19-A onto the back of Deck Panel U3-19, as shown:
Slide the two LEDs of the Deck Panel Lights cable into these notches of the Reflector Panel, as shown:
Secure the Reflector Panel to the Deck Panel with two (2) BP screws:
We can test these new window lights by connecting the new Deck Panel Lights cable to the PCB and Battery Box:
That was a quick and easy stage. After the previous long stage, it was nice to have a simple smooth one!
Stage 50 – Deck Panel U3-20, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Warp Field Grill Rear Reflectors