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


Looking at the parts


I'll be adding pieces from the ParaGrafix photoetch set as well as their bridge module





Also using the lighting kit from Polar Lights


Saving myself a ton of masking by using the Polar Lights aztec decal sheets
 

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For my light blocking, I gave the parts two coats of black, followed by a coat of silver




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


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


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."


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


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
 

Quaralane

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Glued in the kit windows with PVA glue to avoid fogging them




I used superglue to cement the bridge in place


Installed the electronics in both nacelles per the instructions. I used superglue to hold the lights in place


After threading the wires through the strut mounting holes, I closed up the nacelles


Very carefully threaded the wiring down the struts and glued them together.
Tolerances in here are very tight


Wiring and lights placed in the saucer


Nacelle struts attached to the halves of the secondary hull
 

Quaralane

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Wiring and lights hooked up in the secondary hull



Lighting test before closing up the secondary hull


Lighting test with the main ship assembled



Lower aztecs being applied




Aztecs finished

 

trekriffic

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

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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