STAGE 75

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“In this stage, you build the Unity S6 spotlight and install the ceiling light switches.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.

Magazine – Issue 21

  • Model Instructions
  • Model Behavior: Bill George on Ghostbusters II‘s Model Shop
  • Costume Drama: Theoni V. Aldredge’s Costume Designs
  • Washington Square Ghost: How Tippett Studio Created the Ghoul
  • Ecto-101: Eugene Levy

Build


Unity S6 Spotlight, Plating & Ceiling Light Switches

Step 01

Retrieve your Body Frame assembly from Stage 73. Fit the three posts of the Front Left Fender Plating into the matching holes of the Body Front Frame, as shown:

Since we need to turn the Body Frame upside down to fasten this, I recommend securing this part (and the Hood) with painter’s tape or similar:

Secure the Front Left Fender Plating into place from below with three (3) BP screws:

Step 02

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from Stage 67. Disconnect the Front Left Door Switch (66G marked ‘U’) wire:

Fit the switch of this wire into the matching cavity at the left front door of the Body Frame assembly, as shown:

Fit the Switch Cover over the switch and secure it in place with two (2) EM screws.

Note the notch in the Switch Cover is facing towards the front of the car. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 03

Go back to your Chassis assembly and disconnect the Ceiling Light LED wire (66E marked ‘S’):

Feed the Ceiling Light LED wire through this notch in the lower left Body Middle Frame, as shown.

To know which point of this wire should be in the notch, I placed the plug end of this wire close to where the plug from the door switch was. These plugs will need to be able to reach the respective plugs at the left side of the Dashboard when the body is attached to the Chassis later on:

This wire should also clear the lower hole to mount the Front Left Fender, so it needs to run through this gap. I then wrapped both wires around the Body Frame to keep them out of the way:

Retrieve your Front Left Fender from the previous stage. Fit the four posts of it to the matching holes on the left side of the Body Frame assembly, as shown.

I used the painter’s tape keeping my hood closed to also hold this fender in place:

Secure the rear of the Front Left Fender to the Body Middle Frame with two (2) JM screws…

… and the front of the Front Left Fender to the Body Front Frame with two (2) LM screws:

To keep the wires where I wanted them, I added another piece of painter’s tape to the front left door sill:

Step 04

Push the Unity S6 Spotlight Lens into the Unity S6 Spotlight Cup, matching up the notch of the lens to the tab of the cup, as shown:

The lens should end up recessed into the cup, like this:

Fit the Unity S6 Spotlight Rear Cup to the back of this assembly, as shown:

Secure this Unity S6 Spotlight Rear Cup into place with one (1) RP screw:

Press the Unity S6 Spotlight Rear Lens into the rear opening of the Unity S6 Spotlight Rear Cup:

Fit the Unity S6 Spotlight Bracket to the bottom of the Unity S6 Spotlight Cup as shown:

Secure the Unity S6 Spotlight Bracket into place with one (1) SP screw:

Slide the notched end of the Unity S6 Spotlight Bracket into the Unity S6 Spotlight Base, like this:

Secure the Unity S6 Spotlight Bracket to the base from below using one (1) RP screw.

Make sure the notched end of the Unity S6 Spotlight Bracket fits around this tab of the Unity S6 Spotlight Base:

Thoughts


The front end of our Ecto-1 is coming along nicely! I enjoy all of the little details in the Unity S6 Spotlight too (even the name is correct). Since the spotlight parts are small and fragile, be extra careful with it as we need to store it for use in a later stage.

Next Up


Stage 76 – Front Right Fender/Inner Plating

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