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Author Topic: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild  (Read 320 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 07:02:02 am »
I would love to know a source to get magnet wire.

Offline Tankton

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 10:16:21 am »
I get magnet wire from Amazon.
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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:22:15 am »
Us there a particular brand or search you use? Right now I'm using like 24 gague copper wire with no insulation... I'm not a fan of it....

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 11:29:38 am »
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Offline krieg.17

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 10:33:15 am »
Temco in California is a good source too!
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Offline Markeno

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Re: Miranda Class USS Trial Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 01:48:55 pm »
I have been using 30awg Solid core Wrapping Wire.  It strips with your finger nails (or wrapping tools often have a stripper built in), no burning/scraping/sanding magnet wire enamel off.  They do make a 30awg "stranded" wrapping wire too (I don't know why, as I wouldn't want to use it expecting it to be even more delicate).  You can get it on spools of 8 mixed colors, or single colors.  The worst thing about the mixed spool is using to much of a single color can get difficult without unwrapping the other colors to get enough loose.

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Insulation-B-30-1000-8-Wire-Wrapping/dp/B072SHF29S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1512847537&sr=8-5&keywords=b-30-1000

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IBG996A/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01IBG996A&pd_rd_wg=TndcI&pd_rd_r=B7CMEG49BSEG5QCFN1QT&pd_rd_w=lBmMt

I use a wrapping tool to attach it to the LED leads, then a quick touch of solder to be sure it stays secure.  Technically wrapped properly on square leads a wrap connection is permanent.  Wrapping requires square leads to wrap to, wrapping it onto a round lead like a resistor it can not get a proper "grip", so solder is required to keep it from slipping, although wrapping can make a temporary connection for testing and also make soldering with just 2 hands easier.   It also solders well to pads, other wire and leads etc.  I though it would be to delicate, which it is delicate, but I have found it very nice to work with.

 




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