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Old 11-12-2015, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser

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Originally Posted by SCI-FI View Post
*weeps tears of joy at sight of primary meeting secondary*
It's a bittersweet moment when you know it's only temporary.

The brass inner armature/keel was soldered yesterday after several brief moments of profanity. Something this small SHOULD NOT be done with a large propane torch (as used for copper plumbing) as you WILL destroy everything you've just put together. Having a small 'pencil torch' is the only way to ensure you bond only the joint you're working on without melting every other previously applied and hardened solder connection.

The new heavy base was supplied by The Cat. (Thanks Dave!) The mounting hole is offset but I don't think that will be a problem as this weighs about five pounds.





Here is a diagram illustrating the placement of this inner frame within the hull. The primary crossbeam as well as the pylon assembly have yet to be constructed.


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