Mount for the SMT BSG Shuttle?

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yt

Sr Member
I know some people have built up the old SMT TOS BSG Colonial shuttle, what have people used for a mounting solution? I have done some searching and can't find much. I am a little baffled due to the hollow rotocast and extreme weight.
 

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Jedi Dade

Sr Member
Extreme weight? I found it to be pretty light, if a little nose heavy. But it "almost" balances out when all the engines and such are attached. Its heavier than styrene surely, but its not a crazy :)

Here's what I did... sorry no pics...

I drilled a 3/8 hole in the bottom - pic your favorite spot. glued a nut on the inside with JB weld yo uprobably want to use a wide flat washer as well to spread out the area. Got a rod that was 3/8 and cut threads on it that matched the nut using a tap and die set. and then just screwed it in.

Jedi Dade
 
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yt

Sr Member
That sounds good, thanks! I was just worried about the hollow resin sagging over time with such a method.
 

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
that's why I used a large diameter flat washer... to spread that out. there is so much room in that thing that yo ucould build any kind of support structure you wanted though... - even glue a board in there and attach to that... go nuts... :)

Jedi Dade
 

yt

Sr Member
there is so much room in that thing that yo ucould build any kind of support structure you wanted though... - even glue a board in there and attach to that... go nuts... :)

Jedi Dade
I was actually thinking about something like that, but from what you've said, that seems like overkill...:cool
 

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