Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

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Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by holt35 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:30 pm

I just finished my 1/1000 scale USS Defiant model built over the last four weeks and wanted to share with you guys not only the model but also a few things I found out when building the kit. First let me tell you that although it's a snap kit I did glue mine together and I would recommend you do the same. I decided not to use the hull panel decals not because they look bad but because they seem to have an as seen on TV or in space look which was not the look I wanted.

The model was primed with Tamiya grey and then painted Tamiya Insignia White for a base coat, doing this made the model a vary light grey color and also I was able to tape off some of the grey panels before painting the Insignia white. After the base color I did other panels in Tamiya light blue AS-5 which has a vary grey/green look to it, I also used USAF light grey AS-16 in a few areas and IJN grey TS-67 for the dark grey on top of the warp engines and a few other small spots, The rest of the colors are custom mixes and I also gave the model a vary light weathering job which doesn't really show up to well in the photos. Overall I enjoyed building this kit and would recommend it to anyone even if you don't care for the Defiant design.

This is a list of parts you should glue on the model if your not planning on gluing the whole kit which I thick everyone should.
#101 which are the clear parts that go in from the inside, if you don't they may push back in like mine did.
#106,107,108 and 109 which are the phaser banks and I would recommend painting them before you try to install them incase you drop one so you can find it. NOTE test fit these parts before adding glue.
#110 which is the deflector dish.
#102 which are the impulse engines
#9,10,103 and 104 which are the warp engine plates both front and back. I would cut off the snap tab and just glue theses on when the model is almost finished. If you just snap them in you run the risk of braking the seal and putty job( if you did that) along the side of the warp engine plus when looking at the model from front or back you can see where the tab is but the rest of the part has a small gap around it which looks odd.

Anyway here's the finished model, as always questions and comments are welcome! Thanks for looking.

https://imgur.com/a/NUyTjlo
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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by trekriffic » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:20 pm

Nice work on this. She looks great! Thanks for the thorough write up and suggestions.
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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by Shark » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:29 pm

That looks great, better than mine! I like your Lakota too, I just spent too much on an Ent-B so I could do the Lakota.

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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by holt35 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:04 pm

Shark wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:29 pm
That looks great, better than mine! I like your Lakota too, I just spent too much on an Ent-B so I could do the Lakota.

Thanks for all the kind words guys! Shark Excelsior class models cost a lot of dow if you want to do them up right, I think mine cost somewhere between $200-$300 with the the aftermarket parts, decals, paints and sheet plastic.

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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by Griffworks » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:12 am

She turned out looking great!
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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by SKO » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 pm

this is a really sharp looking kit but I'm almost torn about getting it because so far I've been sticking pretty well to "23rd century ships in 1/1000, 24th century in 1/1400."

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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by holt35 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:38 am

SKO wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 pm
this is a really sharp looking kit but I'm almost torn about getting it because so far I've been sticking pretty well to "23rd century ships in 1/1000, 24th century in 1/1400."
It's totally up to you of course but IMO you won't regret picking one up even if it's the only 24th century ship you have in 1/1000 scale. Defiant should be a fun and kind of a simple build for anyone and after two not so easy Excelsior class model in a row it was just what I needed.

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Re: Finished 1/1000 USS Defiant

Post by TrekMD » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:59 am

Wow, she looks fantastic! Very nicely done!
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