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USS EURISKO - Intrepid Mark II Class


ASPHIAX

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Ok, Here are another set of pics

Spend the whole morning thinking, looking, sketching on how to place the Canope on the baseplate. The baseplate is a MDF panel on which the Mobo and radiators will be placed on top and the PSU, HDD's and pump(s) on hanged on the bottom. It will form the backbone of the case (if you can still call it a case :D) Together with the Canope on top, the Deflector Tunnel on the bottom and the pylon partition at the back it will need to provide the rigidity and connection point for all the hardware and the electromotors for the movable Pylons and warpnacelles.

*EDIT : Ablative Armor actually does not allow warp (as far as i can tell) So the EURISKO will deviate from that point by allowing the ship to reach warp configuration.

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ablative_armor

The baseplate!

I made the baseplate a couple of cm smaller than the canope.

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Here's a little trick I found. I only want to cut to the exact depth of the baseplate. So i measured the thrickness of the baseplate.

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marked it with tape on the knife

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If the knife flows along nicely through the foam, if it starts "jumping" you're to deep. EASY!

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Let the plucking begin!

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This weekend also POPCORN!

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Needed to get the middle piece out. Not a quick job.

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Perfect Fit! Exactly the right depth. The canope now has a wide support rim on the mdf When the canope gets covered with epoxy/glassfiber.

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Also filled the little holes and cracks in the deflector tunnel. Also made the wing partition. It looks a bit big but these are the unfished elements. The Tunnel looks a bit strange but that is an optical issue.

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Quickly put the whole thing together. i cant remember how many times i have done that. got to keep checking :roll:

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Sunk the wing partition into the deflector tunnel

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No we have a nice wood on wood connection (Hout = WOOD !!!) to create the backbone

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Worked my :) of whole day and it looks exactly the same as yesterday !

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Oh well, those days are also expected right ? :banghead:

Laterz !

ASPHIAX

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Ok Here is the final update for this weekend.

The bottom half of the saucer and side pieces are almost finished.

It was a big job thinking my way out of this.

And again the breadknife !

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Little test fitting

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The double chin !

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Creating some depth

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And another fitting moment

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Also got to keep the hardware in the back of the mind

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Smoothing out the depth

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Black circles are area's where the breadnife needs to be applied

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With the main deflector

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Making the correct flow to the deflector

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Better !

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When there is no "hot wire" to cut the foam I need to use brute force !

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The thin sideplates

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Smooth flowing design ...

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While i am posting this i see a lot of room for improvement. the connection between the bottom saucer part and sidepanel needs better flow.

Laterz

ASPHIAX

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