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Author Topic: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COMPLETE)  (Read 19198 times)

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2013, 03:28:27 pm »
Finalized my paint scheme. Will be ordering my paints very soon ... I may have to thin the lines on my wing decals a bit ... no biggie.

Here is the scheme as is, besides the orange, yellow and clear green, the other colors are mixtures of two different bases: Fulcrum Gray/Green and Interior Blue/Green. All paints are either Model Master Enamel or Acryl ...

Discovered art-paints.com. Very handy. They have most, if not all model paint colors, and the proper color codes for photoshop programs, although you have to take it with a grain of salt. Color can be tricky on electronic displays, but it can give you the rough idea ...






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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2013, 07:36:03 pm »
While I've never been crazy about this color pallet (I just never thought it was interesting) I do think you've done a great job revamping its look, Spencer. You've certainly given the design character, which it sorely lacked. You definitely gave us a better build than what they showed in the series. This new look has me rethinking the paint job on my TOS BOP!
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2013, 08:18:42 pm »
Thanks DJ!!!  :)

I hope it turns out as good as it looks here ... Go too green and you go Klingon, go too pale and you go "meh ..."
You can never really tell until you actually have some paint down ... We'll see.

It's nice to know I'm providing some inspiration somewhere!
Now ... if I could only scratch-build like you can ...

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2013, 12:53:45 pm »
An unrelated thing ...

I just got the updated Romulan D7 and ... oh man!! The patterns look pretty sweet!!

The suggested color is also kinda bad-a$$. A dark, anthracite kind of metallic.

ANYWAY ... Don't worry, I'm still building the capitol ship as is!! The new D7 will get built on the side as I work on larger kits in the future!!
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2013, 06:31:05 pm »
Aside from the decal sheet and chrome pieces is there any difference between the Romulan D7 and the Klingon D7? These should be virtually the same right? Also, can you link where you got the update Romulan D7?
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2013, 07:59:08 pm »
Well DJ,

From what I can tell the differences are ...

- The plastic is a dark gray color, to sort of match the suggested colors in the event you don't want to paint ... The Klingon is a mint green.

- The two little lights at the bridge section are clear green as opposed to clear red.

- The stand is different also. It has the Round 2 dome base, but instead of a support rod, a curved wire swings around and connects to the back end of the model so that it doesn't interfere with the big BOP decal.

I got mine from Culttvman. He has a picture of it built up too ...
http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Romulan-Battlecruiser-11000-from-Polar-Lights_p_2473.html

And the page from Round 2's website ...
http://www.round2models.com/models/polar-lights/romulan-battle-cruiser/POL897-1

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2013, 08:07:20 pm »
Interesting that I picked more of a Romulan color for my Klingon D7.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2013, 08:16:00 pm »
How do you plan to print the decals?
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 08:33:32 pm »
@Tankton

This version I believe was produced to mimic the remastered version of The Enterprise Incident. Like this ...


The original footage, if I recall correctly, was just footage of the Klingon D7. I think the Klingon version is supposed to be primarily gray, similar to yours. You could even see the Klingon emblem if you look close enough ...


Point being ... I don't think there is a consistent color for the Romulan version, but the Klingon version should be grayish ... Didn't AMT actually built the studio model? if so, then whatever colors they suggest should be right.

Don't mean to be "rivet counting" here, just letting you know what I found in some of my research ...


@Mark

I was planning on buying some decal paper and using liquid decal film from Microscale Industries to coat them. Do you have any suggestions? It'll still be a while before I get to that stage.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 08:36:17 pm »
I just tried to match the color on the box but with a darker more menacing look.
The kit comes molded in green.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2013, 08:43:01 pm »
I think you picked some nice colors for it Tankton.

I'm a firm believer in 'you build it the way you want it'.

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2013, 08:50:52 pm »
That's the way I am. Modeling is a form of art. It's all in the way you look at it.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2013, 08:53:37 pm »
Yep!

In other news ...

I finally got my paints ordered.

Taking some advice from crowe-t and MarkW, I'm going to try using Future as a gloss coat and for the decals.

I then plan on using MM Flat Acryl Clear mixed with a touch of the semi-gloss as a dull coat. At least that's the plan or now ...

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2013, 09:04:12 pm »
By the way I really like your color scheme. Looks very animated TAS.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Paint Scheme ...)
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2013, 09:25:06 pm »
Thanks man!

Hoping it looks good when the paint finally hits it!

 




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