STAGE 91

 Return to the BUILD


“Assemble a deck panel to bring your lower saucer section closer to completion in this short stage.

NOTE: I will be presenting TWO different paths to build this Enterprise D partwork model. This is because after Stage 58, I completely tore my own model down and started on my Model Remodel journey. However, I have access to a second Enterprise D partwork that is being built in stock form, so I can show both methods here.

  • The normal BUILD section below will show the ‘stock’ way of installing the parts with any tips and tricks I find along the way.
  • The new MODEL REMODEL section will describe the changes I made during this stage including any painting, lighting, electronics, wiring, etc.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Deck Panel L1-09 is metal and the other parts in this stage are plastic.

Magazine – Issue 24

  • Assembly Instructions: Building the Model
  • Episode Guide 5.17: The Outcast
  • Episode Guide 5.18: Cause and Effect
  • Episode Guide 5.19: The First Duty
  • Episode Guide 5.20: Cost of Living
  • Episode Guide 5.21: The Perfect Mate
  • Episode Guide 5.22: Imaginary Friend
  • Episode Guide 5.23: I Borg
  • Episode Guide 5.24: The Next Phase

Build


Assembling Deck Panel L1-09

Step A

Carefully remove three (3) Escape Pod Covers from their sprues. Fit them into the back of Deck Panel L1-09 as shown.

Remember, the red line on the Escape Pod Cover should be closer to the wider end of the Deck Panel:

Cover these Covers with the two Escape Pod Cover Brackets (A and B), and then secure these Brackets into place with three (3) AM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal. While not shown here, I still recommend using pieces of black electrical tape or aluminum tape to seal in the Dark Windows and Escape Pod Covers to prevent light leak:

Fit the Deck Panel Windows into the matching window openings of Deck Panel L1-09.

These windows are spaced in way that only allows this part to fit when oriented the correct way, as shown:

Fit the Reflector Panel over the Deck Panel Windows as shown, and then secure it into place with one (1) AM screw:

Fit the two posts of the Ventral Phaser Array L09 into the matching holes on top of Deck Panel L1-09, as shown:

Secure the Phaser Array into place from below with two (2) DP screws:

That step ends this stage of the stock build. Below you will find the details on what I changed in this stage as part of my Model Remodel.

Model Remodel


Assembling Deck Panel L1-09

I processed this Deck Panel in the same way as I have been with my Model Remodel:

Battle Section Lower Front Panel

Even though we did not use it in this stage, I processed the Battle Section Panel in the same way:

Here is the result of our Model Remodel changes in this stage:

Thoughts


While we build another typical lower saucer Deck Panel, we also received our first lower Panel of the Battle Section! Based on all the screw and pin holes in it, we are going to be installing a lot of decorative covers on this part:

Next Up


Stage 92 – Deck Panel L2-09, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Cover

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