Enterprise NX-01 Refit (by Cubey Terra) VOTE!

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - WIP

Postby asmcelhinney » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:44 pm

I have to admit to being largely, and intentionally, ignorant of anything Enterprise and I had no idea what the refit was all about.

However, that is a beautiful kit and your colour scheme really brings it to life! One more to add to the shopping list. :D
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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - WIP

Postby Cubey Terra » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:48 am

Minor update. I worked on the model today for the first time in several days. I'm filling in the grooves etc with extremely thin paint — the wash technique I was asking about in another thread. It's kind of cool how surface tension sort of draws the thin paint along the groove a bit, but that also makes it hard to keep it out of places it shouldn't go.

It's nerve-wracking. Tomorrow I'll find out if I can wipe off the excess from around the grooves or if I've just ruined the paint job. :? I'll post a photo either way.

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - WIP

Postby ironman150 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:57 am

interesting. looking forward to the results.

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - WIP

Postby Cubey Terra » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:56 pm

So here's the result of my first wash. It mostly worked, though I made a couple of mistakes. It also gives the saucer a bit of a dirty appearance.

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - WIP

Postby SingleMind » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Can't see the mistakes from my house. That's really looking good. Very subtle shadow to the grooves. Liking it.
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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - DONE!

Postby Cubey Terra » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:36 pm

DONE! 8-)

Here's a link to the complete photoset on Flickr.

To finish it, I added the last little bits, such as the deflector dishes, I filled in some of the portholes with a warm white, put on the decals that I felt fit with the look that I was going for, and coated it with Future.

Here are some of the final shots, for your perusal, entertainment, and amusement.

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Thanks, everyone for assorted tips and tricks that I used in this build. This has been a fun one, and I'm looking forward to seeing other builds as they finish up this month.

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - DONE!

Postby asmcelhinney » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:42 pm

Really, really well done! Love the TOS colour scheme.
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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - DONE!

Postby ulvdemon » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:17 pm

That looks great! Great job yet again.

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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - DONE!

Postby Moongrim » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:12 pm

Nicely done.
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Re: 1/1000 Scale Enterprise NX-01 Refit - DONE!

Postby Burke » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:11 am

Beautiful. You did an excellent job.


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