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Author Topic: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago  (Read 2088 times)

Offline Kuce

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1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:55:51 pm »
Before I get started on my 1 350 Refit, I decided to do a rebuild of my 30 year old 1 650 TOS Enterprise.  It had been falling apart so I separated the parts as best as I could and started to fill gaps.

Next step is more sanding and priming and eventually painting it an azure blue toned down with some gray.

I need to eventually get a good set of decals - any recommendations?  I'm leaning towards JT Graphics, but would like some commentary from someone who's ordered before.

Cheers
Joe

Offline Tankton

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 07:57:02 pm »
I can send you a scan of mine I have the original decal sheet
and a supplemental one I created.
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Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:04:06 pm »
That sounds great!

Send away.

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Offline Tankton

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 08:07:08 pm »
Need an email addy. Will send you jpeg files just need to print
them on clear decal paper at full size.  PM me with the address.
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Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 07:38:31 pm »
Day 2 - putty on, sand, repeat, prime, oops more putty, sand, and repeat 20 times.  Now for the base coat.  Rather than go with the JN gray, I'm mixing some Azure Blue with Ghost Gray to tone it down.  I'd like to find the color I used to see on my TV years and years ago.

Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 03:08:58 pm »
Took a day off of work for a sanity break and did some work on the rebuild.  I have to admit that I'm pretty amazed at the way the Bussard Collectors came out especially since I'm not adding lights to this rebuild.

Next step - some gloss coat and decals.  I'm thinking of putting a slightly darker shade on the secondary hull just behind the deflector dish.  Give it something like a bridge to the refit where that section is slightly darker than the rest of the hull.  Any thoughts from the gallery on that?

Joe


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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 03:14:39 pm »
This is looking really cool

Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 10:09:21 am »
Finally finished this one up only to have my twins claim it for their room.  After all, nothing says TOS like a Lucky Kat. . .

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 10:03:06 pm »
Looks great. Hope my scans helped out.
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Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 08:45:46 am »
Absolutely - the scans were perfect

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 12:07:04 pm »
Glad I could help.
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Offline Geddye

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 01:22:11 pm »
Nice Job Kuce. She turned out nice. I 'm liking the hull color quite a bit. What did you use for the Bussard color?
"So, the Enterprise has had its maiden voyage, has it? She is one well-endowed lady! I'd like to get my hands on her ample nacelles if you'll pardon the engineering parlance."

Offline Kuce

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Re: 1 650 TOS Enterprise - Rebuild from 30 years ago
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 05:37:24 pm »
Thank you Geddye.  She's a bit bluer than stock, but it's the color I remember.  Who knows maybe our TV's were out of adjust.

For the bussards, I air brushed on some Chrome Silver and then air brushed the Tamiya Clear Red over the top.  It catches the light nicely for an unlit model.

 




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