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  1. Taking a break from from the Beverley whilst waiting for Mikro Mir to deliver the missing engines I decided to dive into the stash and build the little kit. Polar Lights Snap kit USS Enterprise "Space Seed" edition with the S.S Botany Bay. It's a nice little kit and I was looking to light it up as well, but from the lack of pre moulded windows present in the primary and secondary hull's I decided against it. Plus I have seen a few build where this has been attempted an it looked a nightmare.... Obligatory spru shot....with options to either build the production model seen in the show or the Mirror Universe ISS Enterprise or "The Cage" pilot episode Enterprise The decal sheet is pretty decent with mirror universe options and decals for the windows too. Saucer section is coming together quickly with clear parts installed To protect the clear parts as well as the sensor array I have coated them in latex mascol for the moment Buttoned up and snapped together quite nicely, though you are left with a real nasty seem line all around the saucer section.....time to get that filler out and start sanding..... Whilst the filler was drying, I made a start on the nacelles, again really easy to put the ancillary parts slotting into place nicely. The Buzzard collectors were tinted red with Tamiya's X-27 red tint. and left to dry. I suspect that there with be a LOT of further sanding, filling, more saning to get the nacelles and pilons to sit and look just right. This was as far as I got last night before life admin took over.... I am looking forward to seeing the finished article with this build, plenty of reference material available, with a load from Doug Drexler on the Book of Face, Some of his reference pictures as a model builder for Star Trek over the years is just phenomenal.... Doug Drexler - Facebook Hints, thoughts, tips as always are most welcomed
  2. Returning to the hobby after 25years of trying to catch up with life, I will try to go where few have gone before. The Revell 1:600 Starship Enterprise. The iconic starship from the 1960’s, Sci Fi Series, Star Trek. I am also going to try my hand at lighting this model So fingers crossed The starship Enterprise is supposed to be built sometime between 2243 and 2245 A Constitutional Class type Starship, which in its first 20 years of service was commanded by Captains April and Pike. The Enterprise is best known, when it was commanded by Captain James Tiberius Kirk. The Revell model depicts the USS Enterprise of the original 60's series of Star Trek. It stands at 48cm when built. On opening the oversized box, for the contents inside, the first impressions are; overall nice recessed surface detail which might be a little oversized; crisp, clear and non-clear moldings, with a few tiny sink marks; and an extensive decal sheet for three versions of the Starship. On checking with my references, the Haynes workshop Manual (believe it or not Haynes has a workshop manual for the Enterprise) and checking pictures of the original model, which is exhibited at the Smithsonian museum (thanks to the internet, What did we do before we had the Net ) The model seems accurate enough with the original, even amazingly, the recessed surface detail, I still think that the surface detail is a little oversized, but nothing a couple of coats of primer could not fix. Artemis Lighting Set For the internal lighting I found a lighting set on eBay, it’s surprising how many different lighting sets are available for this model, though not cheap (around Eur 40) I chose a set by the German company Artemis Designs Instruction sheet for the installation of the lighting set is in German and unfortunately Artemis are not big on answering emails.Problem was solved with a software called SimpleOCR and Google translate. With translation done, the instructions look straight forward enough and I will be giving my impressions on the lighting set as I go along the built. I am also waiting for the Paragrafix Photoetch detail Set to arrive which I will also will comment on this product as I go along
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