One of the things which has bothered me on the Stern Star Trek machine was the way the USS Vengeance shines it's bright blue Nacelle LEDs right in the eye of the player.
This simple mod aims to correct that. I knew I wanted laser cut some blue acrylic pieces to help defuse the LEDs; so I consulted google images to give me some ideas what the Nacelles were suppose to look like:
Without redesigning the whole Stern Nacelle; I decided a piece set about 1/4"in into the nacelle would be closer to film accurate. Also; in a couple of the google images; the Bussard collector looked more cylinder shaped; so I figured a deep etch in the back side of the plastic would be ideal.
So; How'd it turn out?
A close-up Before and After:
Want to do this yourself? Have access to Acrylic and a Laser Cutter? Great; I've decided release this design to the public under the TAPR Non-Commercial Open Hardware License which indicates:
You may make products based upon this design, provided you do not make more than ten units in any twelve month period for your personal use.
If you agree with the license terms, a PDF is posted at my blog under TAPR/NCL license: