1/350 NX-01 Enterprise INCOMPLETE

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1/350 NX-01 Enterprise INCOMPLETE

Post by sparrowlord01 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:14 am

Hi. I have just ordered the kit from Tower Hobbies, so it will be a few days before it gets here once they process the order. I will put up some kit pics when it arrives. I won't be starting it right away. I have to scrounge up enough for paint and supplies. I will keep you posted. :roll:

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by sparrowlord01 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:54 am

Hi folks. I am starting to get together the supplies I am going to need and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on the paint colors for the NX-01. I have done the small scale refit version of the NX-01, but I never felt that the color callouts in the instructions were completely accurate. I went back on Netflix and have been re-watching the series and I am still not sure. In some episodes, the hull looks almost metallic, while in others it looks like it's painted in various shades of gray. Has anyone done the large 1/350 NX-01 who could give me some advice on the correct colors?

I am also going to be picking up some paint for another kit I have in my stash that I am not sure of as well; It's the DS9, U.S.S. Defiant re-release from Round 2 AMT. I did this kit a long way back, about 8 years. It was the original first release, and I wasn't happy with the color list on that one either. It calls for the basic color to be Dark Ghost Gray which I always felt was somewhat off. If any advice could be found for those colors as well, it would be appreciated.

I hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.

Rich :?:

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by Steam235 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:05 am

This is probably the most ambitious ion the contest so far! Excited to see a build up of this ship.

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by sparrowlord01 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:55 pm

Okay here we go. The Kit arrived today and I actually had most of the paints for it. I only had to order Titanium and Cobalt Blue. It's a big kit. Looks like the final size will be around 2 feet. Here are some images..

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I hope these come out okay. I hope to be startign the first subassembly tonight. I did note that the panel lines are kind of large, but I don't know if I want to try and fill and re-etch them. My hands just are way too shaky most of the time. We'll see how they look assembled. I am going to try and light this one. I have plenty of LEDs, I just wish the nacelle spinner aftermarket mod kits weren't so darn expensive.
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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by sparrowlord01 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:39 pm

Why do my images keep disappearing from the post I sent them in???

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by sparrowlord01 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:38 am

I think I have the images fixed. Please let me know if anyone has issues viewing them. Thanks.

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by Xen » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:25 am

All looks good on this end. :)

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by curt » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:19 am

Looks good to me. I have one of these kits in the basement. I havent broght my self to building it yet though. Look forward to seeing your progress.

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by sparrowlord01 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:55 pm

Yeh. Murphy's law just kicked in. I masked the upper and lower saucer sections to paint the inside black for light masking, and discovered afterwards that I didn't have any Flat Black paint left. So now I am sucking up to the Mrs. to see if I can get her to make a trip to the store for me. lol..... I usually use a coat of flat black, then a coat of chrome silver inside. I usually get pretty good results. The kit is fairly well designed, but there are a lot of pieces with thick flash on them. It's really testing my trimming skills since they are in spots that are hard to get a sanding stick into.. Or my fingers for that matter.. :D

I'll get soem more pics once I get the black coat down.

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Re: 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise

Post by IceGiant » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:56 am

I thought as part of the OOB beginner contest we couldn't do lighting?

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