Making an Omega with a really-rotating rotating section|
You will need:
- 1 Omega-class Destroyer (cleaned of flash)
- Approx 1 inch of 3/32" round brass rod
- Approx 1.5 inches of 1/8" round brass rod
- Tool for cutting rods (Dremel is best)
- Files for smoothing ends of brass rods
- Drill and 2.5mm bit
- Green stuff and superglue
|1. Cut a piece of 1/8" diameter brass rod exactly the same length as the Omega's rotating section. You may need to widen the slots in the Omega's rotating section to fit the 1/8" brass rod in. If so, use a round file. Then stick the rod in place using green stuff and superglue.
|2. Apply green stuff round the edge of the rotating section and superglue the other half in place. Make sure the brass rod is clear of any green or other debris. Leave to dry.
|3. Drill holes in the front and rear sections of the Omega. Using a 2.5mm drill bit gives just the right size. The holes should be about 1cm deep.
|4. Cut a piece of 3/32" brass rod to the length of the rotating section plus about 1.5cm. Fill the hole in the rear section of the Omega with green stuff. Apply superglue to the end of the 3/32" brass rod and insert it into the green. Make sure it is straight, and leave for several hours to set. I have also applied my mounting at this stage (a short piece of 1/8" square brass rod which fits into a 5/32" square rod on the base).
|5. Put the rotating section onto the brass rod, ensuring all the glue is dry first. Make sure it spins properly.
|6. Fill the hole in the front of the Omega with green stuff. Apply superglue to the end of the 3/32" brass rod and insert it into the green. Make sure you do not glue the spinning section to the front section! Allow to dry but ensure the rotating section doesn't get stuck - turn it regularly to make sure.