Long term Enterprise A refit

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Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Father Cool » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 pm

This is my WIP 1:350 Enterprise refit. The project stalled back in 2010 when I ended up taking on a lot of other projects. I have just now decided to crack on with it and bring the project to conclusion.

The model is painted in white with interference paint for the aztecs and will feature full lighting controlled by an arduino board in the base.

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This week I just finished the initial painting of the strongback. Looks a bit dark to me although the colours barely had any color to them on the pallet. Once I have tidied up the edges I will knock the whole area back with a blow over of white I think to kill the saturation.

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Anyway comments welcome!

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by ProfArturo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:10 am

That aztec pattern looks superb!

Look forward to seeing more updates.

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Father Cool » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:14 pm

Thanks hopefully it will be finished soon!

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by TrekMD » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Looking amazing!
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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Father Cool » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:30 pm

Cheers. Hopefully it will be amazing when I've finished it.

Anyway today I've been tidying up the edges of the strongback and started adding the rest of the blue. Just the warp conduit covers on the nacelle pylons to do and then onto tidying up the black and adding the detail paints.

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I still think the strongback is too dark but I'm not sure whether it has grown on me now or should I still knock it back? Comments?

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Tesral » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 am

I would not touch it. That would be the quest for perfect ruining good.
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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Greyryder » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:53 am

It's bold, certainly. But, it looks so good.

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Father Cool » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 am

Thanks for the input guys.

Yes it certainly has contrast but the more detail I add to the rest of it the more I can live with it I think. For now I think that I will keep it as it is and see how the rest of the paints unfold.

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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Tesral » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:26 am

I'm not seeing a thing to dislike. OK it will not be on my shelf, but other than that.
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Re: Long term Enterprise A refit

Post by Father Cool » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:34 am

:lol:

I don't dislike it, its just darker than the 'real' one thats all. I do like it though, adds a lot of visual interest. As I said I think that I'll live with it.

I am however not as happy with the warp conduits on this. The blue is too green if that makes sense, although on camera its far more noticable. I think I will go over them again with something more akin to the colour on the neck. I do have the greener blue in the nacelle caps as well though so it does tie up I guess.

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Still need to add the darker blue between the panels on the conduit to finish those off.

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