USS Enterprise 1/1000 scale from Star Trek: Discovery

Quaralane

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Building the Polar Lights 1/1000 scale USS Enterprise as seen is Star Trek: Discovery
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Looking at the parts
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I'll be adding pieces from the ParaGrafix photoetch set as well as their bridge module
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Also using the lighting kit from Polar Lights
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Saving myself a ton of masking by using the Polar Lights aztec decal sheets
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Quaralane

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For my light blocking, I gave the parts two coats of black, followed by a coat of silver
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Based on instructions from ParaGrafix, I used a torch to anneal the etch so that it will form to the shapes of the ship more easily
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Rather than using the red domes from the light kit, I'm opting to paint the clear kit domes with a combination of clear red and clear amber
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For the nacelle end caps, I went with two coats of black, followed by gunmetal. I would later add another coat of black followed by Citadel's "Leadbelcher."
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I masked the area of the landing deck where the stripes would be, and then painted most of the rest with coats of black, followed by Leadbelcher
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For the bridge, I gave the whole upper surface a coat of black, followed by grey.
The rails and nav console were picked out by hand in red. This was followed by a black wash.
With that dry, I then used an exacto knife to scratch the paint off the screens
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Glued in the kit windows with PVA glue to avoid fogging them
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I used superglue to cement the bridge in place
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Installed the electronics in both nacelles per the instructions. I used superglue to hold the lights in place
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After threading the wires through the strut mounting holes, I closed up the nacelles
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Very carefully threaded the wiring down the struts and glued them together.
Tolerances in here are very tight
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Wiring and lights placed in the saucer
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Nacelle struts attached to the halves of the secondary hull
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Quaralane

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Wiring and lights hooked up in the secondary hull
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Lighting test before closing up the secondary hull
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Lighting test with the main ship assembled
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Lower aztecs being applied
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Aztecs finished
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trekriffic

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I have this kit. Need to get the decals and photo-etch.
Your’s turned out very nice Q!
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Quaralane

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Thanks, folks.
Trekriffic, I definitely recommend the decals as they save a TON of masking for the aztecs
 
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