Back in September 2021, I tried playing with UV Resin to create the saucer panel windows instead of using the hundreds of tiny plastic pieces we get with the model. I absolutely loved the results, but I was already so far along into my Enterprise build that it seemed daunting to take everything apart to replace them. Recently, the idea of using resin windows has taken off in our partwork community, most notably with the popular YouTuber World of Wayne choosing to do the same on his build.
On my build, I decided to wait until I finished the upper saucer before making this decision. However, with my recent completion of Stage 58 and, after sanding nearly a thousand windows, fighting various light leaks, and the final straw being the weird blinking formation lights, I am finally going for it. And, I am not stopping with the windows – I want to create the best Enterprise D model I can with custom lights and sounds!
To accomplish my idea, I have created a plan of attack that will hopefully get my model to where I want it to be. I have then broken my plan down into separate, yet linear, sections so the individual pages do not end up being excessively long. I am hoping to release these sections in groups: Part One, Part Two, etc.:
DISCLAIMER: If you choose to attempt any of these modifications, you assume all risks thereof. I just wanted to share my experiences here. Neither Fanhome, nor myself, are responsible for any damages that may occur.
|There was so much to share about Arduino that I have broken these down into their own pages:
The custom LCARS mobile app that you will see in this video will be covered in a later section!
DISASSEMBLY – Tearing the upper Saucer section down