Enterprise B

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Enterprise B

Post by SKO » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:37 pm

Bought this original kit back in 2013 I think, one of the first I built. The kit decals were terrible and yellowed and my paint job was horrible. Finally stripped her down and repainted her with a PNT decal set. Much happier with her now.
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Re: Enterprise B

Post by ProfArturo » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Nice work, how long is the model in 1000?

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Re: Enterprise B

Post by SKO » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:23 pm

ProfArturo wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Nice work, how long is the model in 1000?
Around 19 inches or so. About the same size as the 1/1400 scale Enterprise E. I’ve heard the Round 2 remake of the kit is a lot better (though increasingly expensive and hard to find) but the original AMT kit is frustrating and not super accurate. I did as best I could OOB but if I had the time and resources I’d have bought the upgraded more accurate parts from DLM

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Re: Enterprise B

Post by moderntrekfan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:20 pm

awesome work

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Re: Enterprise B

Post by Griffworks » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:19 am

I previously missed this.

Very nice job. Did you completely strip all the way down to bare plastic? What process did you use?

Regardless, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Enterprise B

Post by SKO » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:25 am

Griffworks wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:19 am
I previously missed this.

Very nice job. Did you completely strip all the way down to bare plastic? What process did you use?

Regardless, thanks for sharing.
I just stripped the decals, masked the parts I didn't want to repaint like the neck and plasma grilles and then sprayed another coat of white. The original base coat was a cheap white primer anyway so it was easy to paint over

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Re: Enterprise B

Post by holt35 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:28 pm

I also missed this post. Nice looking Enterprise-B, they can build into great looking models with a little work. Just so you know the DLM parts are really the same as the kits parts just cast in clear resin for lighting so unless you were planning on lighting the kit I wouldn't bother buying them.

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Re: Enterprise B

Post by Griffworks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 pm

SKO wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:25 am
I just stripped the decals, masked the parts I didn't want to repaint like the neck and plasma grilles and then sprayed another coat of white. The original base coat was a cheap white primer anyway so it was easy to paint over
So, with the original build, did you gloss coat over the white primer before adding decals?
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Re: Enterprise B

Post by SKO » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:09 pm

Griffworks wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 pm
SKO wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:25 am
I just stripped the decals, masked the parts I didn't want to repaint like the neck and plasma grilles and then sprayed another coat of white. The original base coat was a cheap white primer anyway so it was easy to paint over
So, with the original build, did you gloss coat over the white primer before adding decals?
Nope. Probably why they looked so shiny. Have definitely learned a lot since that build

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