Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Here are the finished pics of Barry and Chipper. I painted Chipper a mix of white, grey, black, and a little tan...

ImageBarry and Chipper Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry and Chipper Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry and Chipper Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry and Chipper Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBarry and Chipper Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

OK. Back to the Spindrift...

A basic ceiling grid pattern for the cockpit was made from strips of adhesive backed aluminum tape. I watched stills from the show to get the spacing right on the panels closest to the bow:

ImageRoof of pilot's cabin by trekriffic, on Flickr

The ceiling fits into a slot in the widow frame in front. The fit is pretty good and test fitting showed no interference with the top of the hull:

ImageCeiling Test Fit by trekriffic, on Flickr

From watching the pilot episode I knew the corridor had lighting panels I so duplicated that look:

ImageLight Panels in Corridor by trekriffic, on Flickr

Closeup showing the LEDs that will light up the corridor and pilot's cabin. The single LED is wired in parallel with the 12V LED strip using a 470 ohm resistor. :

ImageUpper Hull Cabin LEDs by trekriffic, on Flickr

Here's a test of the main LED in the back of the pilot's cabin. With this LED and the two forward the cabin will be well lit:

ImageLight Test - Pilot's Cabin by trekriffic, on Flickr

The corridor lights up well to reveal our lovely leopard print accordion closet doors:

ImageLight Test - corridor by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Onward to wiring the passenger cabin lights. There will be three LEDs per side wired in series with a 150 ohm resistor:

ImagePassenger Cabin LEDs by trekriffic, on Flickr

Prior to soldering I protected the styrene plastic using aluminum foil:

ImageStrips of Foil by trekriffic, on Flickr

After soldering, Liquid electrical tape was brushed over the entire assembly.

ImageInsulating Solder Joints by trekriffic, on Flickr

2mm cool white flat head style LEDs were used. These will light up the passengers really well:

ImagePassenger Cabin LEDs by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImagePort Side Passenger Cabin Lights by trekriffic, on Flickr

Fitzhugh light test. Wanted to see how the light shined on one of the passengers:

ImageFitzhugh Light Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageFitzhugh Light Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

More to come!
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by kobayashimaru » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:07 pm

oh wow,
that takes this to the next level,
great work Trekriffic!

is there going to be fibreoptic conduit for the consoles and those 'marker lights' on the interior?
I ask because... I have a similar kit at home, and I am wondering where on earth you'd be able to fit most of that for internals

that always stuck out to me,
they had like 'aisle' lights even for the interior, which I assume would change color in an emergency to show the way to the exits hehe

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:18 pm

kobayashimaru wrote:oh wow,
that takes this to the next level,
great work Trekriffic!

is there going to be fibreoptic conduit for the consoles and those 'marker lights' on the interior?
I ask because... I have a similar kit at home, and I am wondering where on earth you'd be able to fit most of that for internals

that always stuck out to me,
they had like 'aisle' lights even for the interior, which I assume would change color in an emergency to show the way to the exits hehe
No plans to light the consoles but if I did it would not be too hard. I have the fiber optics and LEDs to do it but the instrument panel decals are delicate and I'd hate to mar them by drilling holes for fiber. Also, I think doing the figures has just taken so much out of me that I just want to get this one done! :lol:
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Glued the figures to their seats in the passenger cabin...

Mark Wilson, Valerie Scott, and Barry Lockridge. Glued in with 5-minute epoxy:

ImagePassengers Glued into Seats by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImagePassengers Overhead from Rear by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImagePassengers Overhead from Rear by trekriffic, on Flickr

The observant LOTG fan will note that I switched Barry and Chipper from one side to the other side of the cabin. I did that because I wanted Chipper's face to be visible thru the window.

Betty Hamilton and Alexander Fitzhugh:

ImageStewardess and Passenger Glued into Seats by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBetty and Fitzhugh by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBetty and Fitzhugh by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageWindow View by trekriffic, on Flickr

Nice overhead shot:

ImageBarry and Chipper, Valerie, and Mark by trekriffic, on Flickr

More window shots:

ImageAnother Window View by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageAnother Window View by trekriffic, on Flickr

Nice view of Dan's backside:

ImageView from Rear of Cabin by trekriffic, on Flickr

Overhead of the whole lower hull:

ImageOverhead of Spindrift by trekriffic, on Flickr

Trouble Ahead!

ImageLit Cabins by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageLight Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

More to follow...
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm

Light Test...

ImageLight Test by trekriffic, on Flickr

Ceiling grid panels in place. These will be glued in place with epoxy:

ImageCeiling Grid Panels by trekriffic, on Flickr

I lit the center ceiling panel by holding it under my worklight but it will not actually be lit once the model is sealed up:

ImagePassenger Cabin by trekriffic, on Flickr

The rear wall and storage cabinet/locker at the back of the passenger cabin were glued in place using epoxy and CA:

ImageRear Wall Installed by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBack of Passenger Cabin Left Side by trekriffic, on Flickr

ImageBack of Passenger Cabin Right Side by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:15 am

Airline executives are hyperventilating. You could get twice the number of rows if you don't mind cutting passenger legs off and definitely at least six seats to the row as arm room is not necessary either. How can you make money with that much passenger comfort?

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Tesral wrote:Airline executives are hyperventilating. You could get twice the number of rows if you don't mind cutting passenger legs off and definitely at least six seats to the row as arm room is not necessary either. How can you make money with that much passenger comfort?

Sue is waiting for the day Airlines just hang people on hooks.
Yeah. They could have packed another 8 seats into that cabin easily; maybe more if they went with smaller seats and less arm and leg room as you say. I think the idea behind so few seats was that the cost was very expensive so perhaps the airline felt they could offset the lack of seats by charging triple the price? Who knows.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:23 am

trekriffic wrote: Yeah. They could have packed another 8 seats into that cabin easily; maybe more if they went with smaller seats and less arm and leg room as you say. I think the idea behind so few seats was that the cost was very expensive so perhaps the airline felt they could offset the lack of seats by charging triple the price? Who knows.
Hollyweird vs real life. They wanted room to play around in the cabin and not pay a cast of dozens..
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Tesral wrote:
trekriffic wrote: Yeah. They could have packed another 8 seats into that cabin easily; maybe more if they went with smaller seats and less arm and leg room as you say. I think the idea behind so few seats was that the cost was very expensive so perhaps the airline felt they could offset the lack of seats by charging triple the price? Who knows.
Hollyweird vs real life. They wanted room to play around in the cabin and not pay a cast of dozens..
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