20th November 2013
I got the inside of the Enterprise painted with light blocking paint (Humbrol Matt 33 Enamel) this evening… I did the first coat by airbrush and after nearly gassing myself thought it easier and relatively odourless just to brush paint the second coat. Brushing worked better anyway because I could get a thicker coat down and as all the paint will be hidden inside finish is not an issue…
I had to be a bit careful with the brush not to let the paint pool into the corners of the windows, but it went on alright in the end.
Ordered up an Arduino microcontroller board today on eBay, I intend to use that to control the engine lights (and motors if I decide to use them) and also to do the flashing nav lights on the saucer.