Grid yourself…er….better to rust no that’s not it Spock help me :)
The Enterprise continues. After much internal debate, web surfing, Trekie dodging and harumphing I pushed forward with assembly and paint. If you want to make yourself a bit mad, spend some time reading about what color NCC 1701, was, how the NASM ruined the restoration, how the “enhanced” Trek series ships are better or worse….and…whether there was or wasn’t a “rust ring” on the saucer, to use grid lines or not on the Polar Lights 1/1000 kit. Want to know more… Google it 🙂 Me I did the rust ring and did some of the grid lines, over spraying them until they almost faded away. The last saucer picture isn’t that great, you can see them better than the picture shows. For those interested the blueprints in the first shot are an original printing of the Enterprise blueprints from the 70s. I got them when I was maybe 12 or 13 as I recall. Oh and one sprue shot, just to show what Sci Fi modelers have to deal with!
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