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Friday, July 15, 2011

Electro Goblin Raid delays Project Thunderhawk!

You may recall that Project Thunderhawk was damaged during my recent move.  I had just finished the major repairs when someone innocently asked me "When was the last time you turned it on?" 

I grabbed a battery and hooked it up.... nothing.... discovering that the battery was, in fact, dead gave me some momentary relief...whew.... unfortunately the new battery was also unable to ignite the lights... DOH!

After some testing it seemed that there was a short in the system.  Most likely between the power couple and the first circuit board.

With no other options presenting themselves I began tearing down the model to get to the offending worky bits.  Ultimately the entire upper wing assembly, gun, casemate, and upper hull had to be removed.  The short is still being chased down but has been isolated as directly related to the power couple itself where it passes through the hull.  Hopefully the electrical issue will be solved today and I can begin reconstruction. 

The display base is coming along with basic wood cutting and layouts done.  An experiment with floor texture was largely successful but I'm still floundering around exactly how the on-off switch will appear.  I'm strongly leaning towards a disguised switch involving one of the servitors that will appear in the scene.




 Hull and gun in dry dock getting the joint scrape treatment.
 While its torn down may as well actually solder the wire joins and delete the various wire nuts >.>
Busy couple of days ahead!  Darn Electro-Goblins!

In other news the Runtbot Base is built up and primed and should get base coats done today as well.

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