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.

  • Star Trek USS 'Enterprise' cutaway - February 2013

    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.