Starcrafts 1:1400 TOS Enterprise (WiP)

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ProfArturo
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Re: Starcrafts 1:1400 TOS Enterprise (WiP)

Post by ProfArturo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Finally found time to make some progress with this.

I'm still waiting on my window decals to arrive, and I want to be sure I want to use them before I fill any holes, so that's limiting my options at present.

So far have painted the base and deflector in gold.
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Being used to much bigger 1400 scale models I've found it very fiddly so far, but all a learning curve!

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Re: Starcrafts 1:1400 TOS Enterprise (WiP)

Post by ProfArturo » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Still slowly progressing, but I must admit I've got rather fed up of the whole thing now.

Filled in all the windows and put a couple coats of grey on the hull, but it's definitely something meant for an airbrush or rattle cans as it's just become so tedius with a brush.
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Every attempt to sand down some of the strokes results in sanding straight through some of the thinner areas or edges etc, which results in more painting, then more sanding, then more painting and so on. I never thought I'd get it looking right. I think part of the problem is with each build I do I'm holding myself to higher standards.

Have got as far now as starting to paint the details on the nacelles, a welcome change from boring grey:
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Decided to go with Discovery inspired colours, which bring the engines more in line with the other Enterprises.

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Re: Starcrafts 1:1400 TOS Enterprise (WiP)

Post by trekriffic » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:28 pm

That's a nice color for the hull. Would you call that a bluish grey?
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