USS Enterprise E from Star Trek Nemesis

trekriffic

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The flashing starboard formation light got a dollop of neon green enamel using a toothpick. This is done top and bottom on the saucer:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Formation Light Detailed and Painted by Steve J, on Flickr

The flashing port formation light got a tiny dollop of fluorescent red enamel using a toothpick. This is done top and bottom on the saucer. You can also see the TOS enterprise wing ding in this pic:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Formation Light and Ent Wing Ding by Steve J, on Flickr

Love how the deflector dish glow turned out… and the Raytheon Effect… and the base:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Glossy Ship and Base by Steve J, on Flickr

Gratuitous shot from a little while back. Love those porch lights:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Final Pointing Ups by Steve J, on Flickr

Oh yeaaaah.This marathon build is almost done...I can feel the tape of the finish line pulling on me now...
 

trekriffic

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OK. One more thing ...

I used this CGI image of the lower impulse vent frame’s grey panels for reference:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - CGI Impulse Vent Panels by Steve J, on Flickr

Using white decal paper painted previously with the lighter hull color, I cut a thin strip to fit each of the lower frames of the impulse engine vents then masked along the edge before painting two shades of grey stripes using a mix of white and neutral grey:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Impulse Vent Panel Decal Painting by Steve J, on Flickr

After applying the decals to the lower impulse vent frames an enamel clear coat was brushed over the top. I’ll let the clear coat dry overnight then brush on a few coats of Future. This was the last item left on my detailing list. All that’s left are the clear finishing coats and this beauty is DONE!

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Impulse Vent Grey Panels by Steve J, on Flickr

Sprayed the underside with flat lacquer. I’ll spray the top next after I fix a few of the red striped spine decals by adding new red stripe pieces on top. The ones on the model are a little thin in spots:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Ventral Dullcote by Steve J, on Flickr

The top was sprayed with flat lacquer. All glossiness is gone now which means she should take some great photos I think; better than a semi-gloss finish too. After it dried I placed the model back on the stand. Just need to set up and take the finished pics with my DSLR camera:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Dorsal Dullcoted by Steve J, on Flickr

She looks great with her flat coat:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Undersaucer Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

The Dullcote’s dullness blends the different shades of grey as a unifying layer. Looks good from so many angles:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Under Secondary Hull Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr



Here you can see some of the detail decals added like hatches, small panels, and the detail added to the shuttle bay 2 doors:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Aft Secondary Hull Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

Here you can see the tiny warning markers along the phaser strips:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Upper Saucer Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

Almost finished but really 99% done:

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USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Teasers by Steve J, on Flickr

More to come with finished photos and a video.
 

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