Into Darkness Enterprise NCC-1701

Quaralane

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Thanks, guys.
Last model I fought to finish hangs over my desk, showing me why I shouldn't force things
 

Jaitea

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You're just right mate to give her a breather, work on something that'll give you that buzz back,....in a while you'll get back to the Enterprise with more enthusiasm.

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Junkie

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A change is as good as a rest. I'm sure this will be on your bench again at some point.
 

Quaralane

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Thank you very much for the support, guys.
Hopefully, her stay in drydock won't be a long one
 

Quaralane

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All right, then.
After two and a half YEARS, I am going back to my ultimate "shelf queen."
I'm picking back up, and planning to finish, the 1/500 or 1/1000 (depending on sources) Revell USS Enterprise from Star Trek Into Darkness.

We start with where we left her back then
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Wired in the final lights for the secondary hull, which include the lights for the hull itself and the flasher for the final navigation lights
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Secondary hull gets buttoned up. Wires and fibers are in place for the nacelles which are up next
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Quaralane

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Work continues on the Enterprise.

Inner nacelle halves are glued into place to facillitate getting the wiring for the lights into place
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Nacelle lights in place, along with the endcaps and inserts.
Inserts and endcaps are painted with a blue wash.
I'll fill the detail lights with Krystal Clear after final assembly
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Got the inner nacelle fans assembled and ready to go into place.
Domes were painted with a blue wash
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A 'preview' of how the nacelles will look in the final assembly
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Major assembly almost done. Just about six pieces left to install at this point.
I've used Microscale's Micro Mask to protect the installed clear pieces as well as the detail lighting on the back of the saucer spine
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Okay, ran into a problem with the port nacelle.
The halves were actually overlapping and had to be split open to be redone.
I also had to reinstall the inserts, as they popped free while I was splitting the nacelle open
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Quaralane

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Real quick update on the build here.

Model gets a base coat of black to act as both primer and final light block
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Model was then given a coat of Testors "White Lightning" lacquer over the black to act as a base coat
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Gave the model one more coat of the White Lightning, then removed the masks.
The Deflector was masked, then painted in with a couple of coats of Vallejo Gunmetal followed by Vallejo Brass
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