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Author Topic: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild  (Read 144 times)

Offline Tankton

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Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:10:06 pm »
I built this one a few years ago and had the navs fail and a few other things I didn't like. So I pulled it apart
and fixed the wiring and replaced leds. I built a new blinker using an Arduino and a transistor circuit. I will be adding
some heavier wheathering since this ship saw battle. Now for a little history.

In the year 2372, the Trial accompanied the USS Venture's task force under the command of Admiral Hastur.
The group of ships traveling with Trial and Venture relieved Deep Space 9 following the first Battle of Deep Space 9.

 (DS9 episode: "The Way of the Warrior")

Trial would later return to Deep Space 9 again in 2373.

 (DS9 episode: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume")

The Trial fought in the Dominion War, taking part in Benjamin Sisko's task force assigned to retake Deep Space 9,
as one of the first starships to arrive at the station after the Dominion withdrawal in 2374.

 (DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels")
 
This starship was part of the six-ship fleet, lead by the Venture, sent to Deep Space Nine during the Klingon invasion of Cardassia.

I will post progress pics as I go.
Live Long and Prosper

Cameron Lewis Sr.

Offline whb64

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 08:59:22 pm »
How did you get it apart once it was glued?

Offline Tankton

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 09:41:15 am »
When I built this I used CA glue on most of it. So it popped apart rather easily.
I'm using testors glue for styrene to put it back together.
Live Long and Prosper

Cameron Lewis Sr.

Offline scottminium

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 06:32:17 pm »
Ripping an old kit apart is like the acme of bravery...the amount of sanding and filing after reassembly must be torture!  Still, a great way to bring a kit back to life.
"If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."

Offline Tankton

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 07:12:32 pm »
I'll have to do some cleanup around the saucer rim and replace the sensor band decals but
so far seam work has been minimal my battle damage will hide a lot.
Live Long and Prosper

Cameron Lewis Sr.

Offline Tankton

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 11:38:53 am »
Putting this on hold till I get another color of magnet wire. I need three colors to feed to
the nacelles. In the mean time check out my TOS tricorder build.
Live Long and Prosper

Cameron Lewis Sr.

 




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