This page is part of my Premium Base series of articles.
In the fourteenth stage of the Premium Base assembly, we finish the turntable and install it into the base.
Materials: All of these parts are plastic
Mark III Premium Base (14)
Stage 1 – Turntable Assembly
Place one of the Turntable Plates with the smooth side down. Then, retrieve your Ball Bearing Ring assembly from the previous base issue and fit it into the Plate, as shown:
Fit this assembly over the Plate Cover 2 (with the center hole), as shown:
Fit the second Turntable Plate on top of this assembly (with the smooth side up), as shown:
Fit the post of Plate Cover 1 down into the hole of Plate Cover 2, as shown:
Secure all of these components together from the other side with one (1) GP screw:
Retrieve your Premium Base assembly and fit this Turntable into the matching center recess on the underside of the base.
There is nothing really holding this Turntable in place as it is designed to be removed to access the battery compartment. I used a few Removable Glue Dots to just keep it in place as the base is moved around. These provide a solid, yet non-permanent hold:
This Turntable is nicely designed and rotates very easily and smoothly. It does mean the entire weight of the model and base is carried at the center of the base.
Premium Base 15 – Support Rods/Brackets (Coming Soon)