Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized) INCOMPLETE

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Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized) INCOMPLETE

Post by JMar » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:40 pm

My entry will be the Klingon bird of Prey. The kit will be lit, the wings will be articulated and I'll be doing some additional accurizing.

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by Steam235 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Very nice. How are you planning on the articulation?

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by JMar » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:54 am

The first thing I started with is the Don's Light and Magic wing hinge kit.
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Baffles for the central portion of the hinges
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Test fitting
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Baffles for the central portion of the hinges
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The central portion assembled with the brass supports installed
Attachments
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the spacing between plates where the wing side baffles fit.

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by Moongrim » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:29 pm

Wow.
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by trekriffic » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:13 pm

DLM has really improved this hinge kit going the laser cut route rather than cast resin.
I'm considering getting one of these kits myself for my contest build.
May the best KBOP win! :lol:
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by Steam235 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:41 pm

Off topic a bit. Are these "humps" the warp nacelles for BOPs?

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by FatherRob » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:43 pm

Steam235 wrote:Off topic a bit. Are these "humps" the warp nacelles for BOPs?
According to the Haynes manual, it's actually the 'feather' features on the wings.

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by JMar » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:49 pm

The Hull also had to be Modified
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The old wing mounting point needs to be completely removed
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by cannon fodder » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:47 pm

How in the world did you cut that out? I am a newbie still in that respect and would be terrified to do such a thing.

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (semi-accurized/adjustable wings)

Post by Steam235 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:52 pm

I can't speak for others bit I drill a hole to get the saw blade in and cut a rough hole. Then I file and and up to the edge.

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