Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Series – NCC-1701D from STTNG 1:2500 scale
I loved this series of 1:2500 ships of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The decals for most were amazing, save for the NCC-1701C which I thought was a royal pain! There are a LOT of decals! and I highly recommend a ton of patience and MicroSol agent.
For this model, the NCC-1701D from Star Trek the Next Generation - I felt that the blue tones on the decals were a little bit too over saturated in the blue spectrum. Looking at the remastered TV series, the paneling is a bit more subdued with also some hues of very light green. However, I proceeded with these and I'm fine with it the way it looks. I'm glad they printed the hundreds of windows on the decal sheets because they didn't do that with the "C" or "E" ships. I'll upload the rest of the series soon.
I still need to paint the phaser bank on the underside of the saucer section. That's pretty tricky as my hand isn't as steady as it once was. I just painted it as best I could with a dark grey acrylic, and then took a toothpick and scraped off the excess.
I accidentally cut into the saucer section while snipping off the parts from the hug ungainly sprue trees. They could have done a better job on that, the sprue trees are huge ! but I realize this is an old set. So what I did was fill in the indention along the saucer and sanded it. I'm okay with that, though it's technically supposed to be a trench there.
Stay tuned for the rest of the Enterprise Series. I highly recommend this series, but you need to have patience for fit issues,
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