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Polar Lights Original Enterprise Kit

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Hi everyone!

My Wife gave me the Polar Lights Original Enterprise snap kit for Christmas last year. I still have it, unassembled.

Over the past week we were on vacation in Simi Valley, California to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (what a BEAUTIFUL place. It was a very moving experience.).

We had gone shopping the day before and I picked up another of the PL Original Enterprise kits to slap together in the Hotel during the evening, just to see how it all fit together, before I build the one my Wife gave me.

I spent about an hour and a half assembling the kit, and everything seems to go together pretty well EXCEPT for the NACELLE attachment! The Nacelles dont 'snap' onto the pylon supports at all. I tried and tried to get them to stay in postion, and I FINALLY got ONE to stay put, but the other one just would not go. All it would do is fall off. I almost broke the plastic trying to get the thing to stay put.
Now I know that this kit is best assembled with glue and finished properly, but I did not have any of the supplies in the room. All I had was the 'snap' kit, and it seems to me that all the parts should go together!
Anyway, has had anyone else had this problem with the nacelle fitting?

Thanks all!

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Why isn't this posted on the PL bboard, where there are lots of people who built the kit? What's computer-assisted about this question?

The nacelles do snap on, but there's a trick to it. You have to stick the tab in the slot as close to its proper angle as humanly possible. The tab has GOT to go under the pin inside the nacelle. It can be done, but it's tricky. I've gotten the hang of it, and have managed to do it with no problem on a half-dozen builds.

The other way to do it is to put the inner half of the nacelles on the pylon first, then snap the outer half on while making sure the nacelle pin goes over the pylon tab.

2 entries found for fitment.


\Fit"ment\, n. The act of fitting; that which is proper or becoming; equipment. [Obs.] --Shak.

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Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


n : any of the items furnishing or equipping a room (especially built-in furniture); "she liked the kitchen fitments"

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
That's a computer-assisted definition, of course :D.
And ya know, I didn't even know there was a "dictionary.com" until I typed it into the URL field on a whim. You don't need reference books if you're already on line.
TrekFX said:

A) your computer crashes
B) your ISP crashes
C) your connection drops due to weather etc.
D) (insert other creative disastrous scenario here!)

I still like having some paper around!
And yet, I found a definition in 45 seconds that you couldn't locate without your primitive treehide implement handy. HA, I say! :D
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