Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 1701D FInal Pictures and thoughts on page 2

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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 1701D FInal Pictures and thoughts on page 2

Post by Steam235 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:44 pm

This month Round2 is re-issuing the 1701D 1:2500 scale model.

Lovely box art, inline with the past several releases.
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The kit is mostly unchanged, but it does now have a dome base! I'm actually pretty happy about that. I love having matching models, and I always hated trying to find that odd sized rod for these 1:2500 scale ships.

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The release still includes all the aztec decals. But to me they look more blue than previous releases. Can anyone let me know if you also think these look more blue?

I saw that AndyH just did a fantastic build, Andy do you think these are different?
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Re: P/Review 1:2500 Enterprise D

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:07 pm

They look alittle darker than the last ones
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Re: P/Review 1:2500 Enterprise D

Post by Steam235 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:14 pm

Here's the youtube video of the box art, dome base and decals...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvtDXQkX2k0

Here's a video looking at the plastic parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSoGHczgPJo

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Re: P/Review 1:2500 Enterprise D

Post by mophius » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:45 pm

I may have to buy a kit just for the darker decals
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Re: P/Review 1:2500 Enterprise D

Post by andyh » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 am

Yes, definitely a darker blue. This will be the 3rd change in decal colour I believe. First ones were a greenish blue, 2nd ones were more blue but lighter than these.

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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 Enterprise D

Post by littleyoda99 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:46 pm

Too bad it still uses the inaccurate patterns on the underside of the cobra. Would have thought they would have corrected it since they also corrected it on the new 1/1400 decals.. I concur with others, those are way too dark. And because the lifeboats and windows are on them, one cannot simply overspray with the base color to lighten it up.

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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 Enterprise D

Post by Steam235 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:53 am

The fit is very nice on this kit, There's only one thing that really must be cleaned up, and that's the horizontal seam along the front of the warp nacelles. I think the 1701C uses a third piece on it's nacelles so that you have nice domes without seams.
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The nice part about this seam is that it ends up being raised. Use a nice solvent cement and press it together, you won't need putty, just some light sanding to make it nice and smooth.

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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 Enterprise D

Post by Tesral » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:00 pm

Fit was never an issue with the old D. Finish on the other hand. That is an issue.
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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 Enterprise D

Post by Steam235 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:43 am

The kit doesn't need to many details to be painted. I painted the nacelle grills, the phaser strips, the shuttle bay doors, and the deflector dish. I just masked and airbrushed those colors.
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Re: P/Review AMT 1/2500 Enterprise D

Post by Steam235 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:44 am

I know it's silly but I am thrilled this kit is finally coming with a base.

Here is the kit painted ready for decals...
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