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Pre-painted Polar Lights 1/1000 D-7

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Pre-painted Polar Lights 1/1000 D-7
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:16 PM

I don't build pre-painted snap kit as a rule, but CultTVman had them on sale for $15.

Also I wanted to see the color choice.

 

Anyway, It didn't take long. I did use glue, but did not fill the seams. There was no easy way as I don't have a match for the paint and the markings would be ruined.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:16 PM

That is cool, Mach. And for $15 bones, good deal.  Smiling here. I like it.

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:17 PM

It's a shame they didn't put out a Tholian or Gorn shup, or some of the other original series ships.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:08 AM

Thanks Bakster! For $15 I could not say no!

The color scheme Matt Jefferies used on this was odd, but perfect!

Green and purple/grey! For years we just thought it was grey.

This is the one of the 2 filming models used back in the '60s:

 

 

This was my take on the 1st edition of the Polar Lights kit about 10 years ago:

 

 

And the pre-painted kit:

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:35 AM

It turns out a very nice looking model from the series. 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:55 PM

Thanks!

I think I'll stick to regular kits from now on, but this was a nice quick build.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:00 PM

Cool! Looks Klingon enough I want to shoot at it. And the green and purple was a shock to me when I first heard about it, I always thought the D-7 was a light grey/sky blue before.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 11, 2020 11:24 AM

Here she is in formation with the kit I built 10 years ago.

 

 

 

Looking at the 2 of them together, I think the new one could do with a light coat of matt clear.

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