mophius wrote:I was going to splash out on some nice FedMod ones to go on the C, D and E. I have seen the poor decals in the box and it would take a lot of time for me to mask and paint.
Being a new modeller I am very much the instant fix type of guy and not the long haul type modeller.
If you are after an "instant fix" trust me: the new version decals are what you are looking for. Basically they were made having in mind to assemble the model, to lay down an overall base paint on the whole ship and then do ALL the rest with decals.
Check my thread with pictures at http://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=4351
Trust me, ALL the details including the nacelles are decals! The ONLY thing I painted (beside the hull) were that two clear red squares in the back of the hull — sorry I don't know how it's called! — that were masked and airbrushed and the deflector that I painted by hand with a brush in brass.