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1/350 TOS ENTERPRISE (REPAIRED)

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1/350 TOS ENTERPRISE (REPAIRED)
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:24 AM

Here is my personal 1/350 Enterprise build. I had to dismantle and remove some electronics to complete another build for a friend. However, Now it's back to it's former glory and then some!  Here's what I did...

Paint. The model was originally airbrushed a custom mix of colors(If you are boring like me and want the model to reflect the actual filming miniature, you have to mix the paint...it can't be obtained from a rattle can), The Original paints were Tamiya and model Master. The repairs were addressed with Tamiya and Vallejo Paints, Again, Airbrushed.At the time of its construction all the reference material from the restoration was yet to be had...so I used my reference photos. Once theInfo was shared by our friend, Gary Kerr, I went back and made adjustments accordingly!

Lighting... Originally I used the Polar Lights lighting kit. However I found it not to my liking so I basically torn it down and built my own lighting rig. Special attention was given to the engine lights. I wanted them to replicate the original Miniature's effect as close as possible.

Weathering... Accomplished with Air brush, paint brush, pastels, pencils, paper towel, tissue, my finger and my Shirt!

A video is more descriptive than just a photo, so here it is on my kitchen counter!

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:24 AM

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:32 AM

It looks awesome. How big are the 1/350 ships compared to the original AMT one or the ST:TMP ones? Considerably larger or not so much?

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