Updated: Mar 3, 2020


Ideas and technical drawings:

This part has been largely inspired by the fantastic job that Jason Keith has done on 3D models (Shapeways) and the movie sets.

Image from Jason Keith (Shapeways)

I started with technical drawings that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

Preparation of the front wall:

I start with the preparation of the front wall provided by the Deagostini kit:

  1. Drawing the location of the new holes according to the template;

  2. Creating the holes.

Scratch build of the extension for large pipe:

I start building the front wall extension to fit the main pipe (22 mm diameter).

I started drawing and cutting the 5 frame members in styrene plate (1.5 mm) according to template.

I then scratch build of the details along the different frame members on both side (at least for 3 of them) with rod of different diameters, guitar/bass strings and any styrene I could find. The edges of the frames were done with U shaped piece of styrene.

Scratch build of the shelf details above the big pipe with styrene.

Stay tuned as there will be MORE TO COME...


Updated: Mar 2, 2020


Ideas and technical drawings:

This part has been largely inspired by the fantastic job that Jason Keith has done on 3D models (Shapeways) and the movie sets.

Image from Jason Keith (Shapeways)

I started with technical drawings that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

Preparation of the back wall:

Nothing has been done on the wall provided by Deagostini and it is kept as is.

Scratch build of the greebles:

I start building the 5 wall frame members, which make the structure of the back wall with styrene sheet (1.5 mm) and the template from the technical drawing.

I then scratch build of the details along the different frame members on both side (at least for 3 of them) with rod of different diameters and any styrene I could find. The edges of the frames are made with U shaped piece of styrene.

Here are several steps of the customized back wall assembly.

The upper and lower pipes provided by the kit are used. The upper pipe has been trimmed to fit within the new space.

Scratch build of the computer nav back wall:

I started with technical drawings that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

From technical drawing to actual model.

Here is the final modified computer nav back wall in place.

Stay tuned as there will be MORE TO COME...


Updated: Mar 2, 2020


Ideas and technical drawings:

This part has been largely inspired by the fantastic job that Jason Keith has done on 3D models (Shapeways).

Image from Jason Keith (Sahpeways)

I started with technical drawing that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

Preparation of the port wall:

I started with the preparation of the port wall provided by the Deagostini kit:

  1. Filling the holes with styrene and putty;

  2. Drawing the location of the new holes according to the template;

  3. Creating the holes.

Scratch build of the cabinet on the right side of the access door:

Technical drawing for building the cabinet on the right side of the corridor access. Templates can be found in the download page.

I then scratch built the cabinet on the right side of the corridor access with styrene, according to plan.

Then, the interesting work starts with the scratch building of the greebles inside the cabinet. Below is a technical drawing of the greebles with the description of the used styrene sheet and diameter of the rod.

Scratch build of the greebles on the right side of the corridor access with styrene, according to plan as much as I can (two different lightings).

Here is the finished scratch building of the details and greebles in the cabinet.

Scratch build of the details and greebles of the left side of the closet (right side of the corridor access).

Scratch build of the door on the left side of the access door:

I then followed by the scratch building the door and greebles on the left side of the corridor access with styrene, according to plan. Templates can be found in the download page.

I have built the light near the door on the port wall with the transparent plastic of a regular pen and a fine diameter styrene rod. This is the best option I found so far. If I keep it, it will be glued on the port wall after it is primed and painted.


Scratch build of the port corridor access:

This is the overall view of the modified port wall. Here, I followed the same process than the starboard access door. I just show the final modified corridor access door in place on the port wall.

Stay tuned as there will be MORE TO COME...