Paul Stowe, American Canyon, California
Paul boldly went with the AMT/Ertl 22" NCC-1701 USS Enterprise cutaway.
Nicely done. best one of these i have seen. Shawn
Now that's what I call a cut-away ! Tanker-builder
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!
Very ambitious. Well done. Much fun, too.
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)
I am impessed. This took some imagination and planning. Well done.
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.
Is this one of the reasons you think the color scheme is a dark grey?
The studio model is white, off white, and some colored panels:
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.
Here's an example of what I was talking about
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.
Paul, This looks awesome, I'm guessing you had to do a lot of scratchbuilding. Very talented.
Wow, I can see the di-variable veeblefetzers!
Fantastic build Paul. It got all of my attention. Thank you.
Had to reactivate an old registration just to ask why "aardvark" thinks NCC-1701 was ever white, anywhere, anytime, other than on old 1960's televisions. Even then, the ONLY reason anyone thought it was white was because AMT told us it was....
Great job on a dog of a kit, BTW.