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Oh, I think I've got it. Cut one long strip that is curved downward slightly. Both aft sides can be made up from straight sheet plastic.

Did I get it right?:)
 

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Constellation Update

Okay I am back working on the Constellation star ship project a little at a time, so here are some new items; I spread some filler putty along the edges of the saucer deck to try and get a smooth edge, but discovered there were several areas of the saucer deck that had some waves in them.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/gazer32.jpg

I picked up a new tube of filler putty and a 3 pack of spreading squeegees so I could start leveling up the top and bottom of the saucer. Joining all those sections of sheet styrene and all the bracing below left a few waves in the deck, I used the smallest spreader and placed smooth coating of putty across the whole top of the upper and lower deck, then I dry sanded the areas with a sanding block and 320 grit sand paper to smooth it out both decks.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/Gazer33.jpg

Lots of details have been added to the upper saucer deck the last couple of days, along with attaching the main engine housing with the photon emitters and impulse drive. Al the different shapes wee cut from sheet styrene and framed with styrene strips. At the rear of the production saucer section where the cut out is, I have seen several different configuration for this small area, one has it as a botanical garden, another as the battle bridge and yet another is just a mass of shapes like external equipment boxes. So to fill in this spot I took the second bridge from kit two and set it in this area facing backwards, later I’ll add a few more details.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/gazer34.jpg

A few more items added.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/Gazer35.jpg
 

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Some more shots of the newest work completed, adding some details trying to make it stand out. First shot rear view with ship in upright position, the warp nacelles are just sitting there.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/001.jpg

Second shot is an oerhead view of the bottom of the saucer section.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/003.jpg

Overhead view of the top of the saucer.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/002-1.jpg

Close-up shot of the rear section and pylons.
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/004.jpg
 

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Now that the temperature in my garage has dipped below 1000 degrees at night I have been getting some work done, pulled the Constellation out of moth balls and I’ve Primed the shell, sprayed a Satin Gray color on the sensor bands across the outer edges of the sides of the ship, around B and C deck and the what appear to be vents around the top and underside of the saucer. All these areas I masked off and have applied a second coat of White Primer, and this is how she looks sitting in the paint booth (FIG-1).
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/006.jpg
 

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The main body is painted several touch-ups to be done and some small areas to be brush painted before moving on to weathering and adding decals. Here you get a look at the open hanger bay (FIG-2)
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/007.jpg
here is an overhead view (FIG-3).
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/008.jpg
The drive engines I still have to repaint as they are still painted the original idea colors for the ship of two shades of Gray
 

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The original color choice for the Constellation Was two shades of Grays but that has changed and now the ship is White with Gray highlights, here are the engines in their original color (FIG-10A).
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/010A.jpg
And now after masking off a couple of areas to try and save the original colors on the side grills and tail fin, the nacelles have been primed and the first coat of White paint applied (FIG-10B).
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/010B.jpg
 

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I'm liking the effort that you are putting in to this!
I think it's looking GREAT!!! :thumbsup:
-Jim
 

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The engine nacelles are painted and I have temporally set two of them in place (FIG-11)
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/booker1067/Constellation/011.jpg
with any luck I hope to spend a couple of hours taking care of all the touch-up paint so tonight I can do the weathering of the hull and nacelles and spray a coat of gloss so I can apply the decals next week and close this project out.
 
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