Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

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Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby Cosmotiger » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:40 pm

I haven't built a Star Trek kit since sometime in 2015, I guess. :oops: But I got the Romulan BOP for Christmas, which stoked up my interest again. My overall goal is to work my way through the PL 1/1000 stuff I've accumulated, then do a few of the Ugh Models resin kits, too.

I decided to start with on the Ent-refit that's been in my closet for a while. Posting up my WIP pics here as a incentive to keep going and not get distracted by some other shiny object. First WIP is kinda boring, sorry:
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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby trekriffic » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:40 am

A naked model! Wooohoooo! :lol:
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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby Cosmotiger » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:16 pm

New update. The subassemblies are all together. Saucer, neck and secondary hull painted and glossed for decals. Still working on detail painting on the nacelles.

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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby trekriffic » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:18 pm

Nice and shiny. Are you using a pearl white for the basecoat?
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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby Cosmotiger » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:28 pm

The base color is a mix of 4 parts Tamiya Flat White to 1 part Sky Grey. Over that, I airbrushed Tamiya Clear thinned with MR. Color Leveling thinner. Comes out nice and shiny.

I think it's just a trick of the light that makes it look "pearly" in that pic.

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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby trekriffic » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Cosmotiger wrote:The base color is a mix of 4 parts Tamiya Flat White to 1 part Sky Grey. Over that, I airbrushed Tamiya Clear thinned with MR. Color Leveling thinner. Comes out nice and shiny.

I think it's just a trick of the light that makes it look "pearly" in that pic.


Well it looks great so far. Keep us posted on further progress. We all love pics.
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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby Cosmotiger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:14 pm

Latest update: Got my order from Starshipmodeler.com. Work continues on the nacelles. Will need to finish gloss coating everything and then start decaling.

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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby andyh » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Can't wait to see her all decalled up :)

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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby michelalano » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm

You've inspired me to work on mine. This kit is an absolute dream to build. The pieces fit together better than any model I've built. Virtually no seams to fill and those that are there blend in nicely as panel lines. I base coated mine with rattle can gloss white but I'm thinking it's a bit too thick. I may strip it and re-coat it with thinned flat and a light coat of clear gloss.

Looking forward to your progress.

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Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Postby Cosmotiger » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm

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Plugging away a little at the time on the decals. I needed to do some some more putty work on the saucer, so I'm fiddling with that also.
And in the meantime I started up the 1/1000 Rom BOP 8-) .


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