Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

Paul Stowe, American Canyon, California

Paul boldly went with the AMT/Ertl 22" NCC-1701 USS Enterprise cutaway.

Posted 1/17/2013 3:19:38 PM by Tim Kidwell
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  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Nicely done.  best one of these i have seen.  Shawn

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    WOW !

    Now that's what I call a cut-away ! Tanker-builder

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Nice!! I just got started on mine a couple months ago (working when I get free time) and am right at the point of considering paints. That looks great and I just might have to use it for reference!

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Very ambitious. Well done. Much fun, too.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Very impressive - the more I blow up the picture, the better it looks. Very good job, Paul!

    Ned Barnett - IPMS/USA Life Member

    Former Star Trek script-writer (TNG & DS9)

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    I am impessed.  This took some imagination and planning.  Well done.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you liked it, The hull color is Testor Model Master Russian Topside Grey.  This matched the CGI rematered Enterprise exactly.  I wish that AMT had made the interior elements with finer floor separation and details.  Moreover, not providing a Shuttle with the kit was pathetic.  I had to scratch build that... I used metalizer paints, aluminum, brass, titanium, stainless steel for paint the warp engines, Copper & Gold non metalizer was also used in there and in other location like the computer core.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Is this one of the reasons you think the color scheme is a dark grey?

    www.ex-astris-scientia.org/.../1701-k7.jpg

    The studio model is white, off white, and some colored panels:

    www.ex-astris-scientia.org/.../eo2.jpg

    When I saw the picture of your ship, I thought that was a work in progress and perhaps a primer coat, not the final finish.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Here's an example of what I was talking about

    http://tinyurl.com/ab988nm

    I know there have been long debates on the actual, precise hull color but I wanted to match that image.

    I don't know of any indication that thec TOS ship was white, the Movie version, yes.

    Regards

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Paul,  This looks awesome, I'm guessing you had to do a lot of scratchbuilding.  Very talented.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Wow, I can see the di-variable veeblefetzers!

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    Fantastic build Paul. It got all of my attention. Thank you.