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Star Trek Enterprise TOS Lighting - Advice Please

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I have the kit and I has a ‘deluxe’ lighting set which includes ‘bussards’.


Never made a sci-fi model before, nor added lighting to any kit.  The building and electronics doesn’t bother me at all but I would appreciate any tips and advice you can offer before I start.  For example,


1) the bussards, I know I need to paint the domes a translucent colour (orange I assume) andI have orange LEDs to fit to the disk.  But what is the best colour to paint the disk and surrounding area to get the best effect - orange, black, something else?


2) should I paint the inside of the model to make the sides more opaque and less likely to bleed light.  If so what colour is best to use?





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If you are adding lights to the inside of a model it is best to paint the interior with a black primer to allow for light blocking then give it a coat of gloss white as this will help diffuse the light.


For the area round the buzzards I would do exactly the same, black primer then gloss white.




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