"No plan survives contact with the enemy"
Maquette Progress - Part 2
The maquette is coming along nicely, the base and support structure for the grid are mostly done. Patch a few holes on the base, drill a few holes to hang the plexi from, a dash of black spray paint and base will be done. This was a pretty easy build for the most part, all the supplies used here... styrene sheet, 1/4" square styrene tube, 1/8" round brass tube, 1/8" square brass tube, styrene cement, and superglue are available at any hobby/model train store for a reasonable amount. This build was only $15, but I can get a rough idea of what it's going to look like and how it will work. All that is really left to do is straighten a few more paper clips to represent the cable holding the glass from the Unistrut grid.
There was one, grossly overlooked detail that escaped the production of this model. The struts are 6" long, the exact measurement of the plexi... they need to be at least 6 3/4" to allow spacing between the rows of hanging plexi. If this was the final, the glass would banging against each other and breaking. No problem though, that's why I wanted to build this model. To see any potential problems in the build and correct them before they could become a major problem later.