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Author Topic: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures  (Read 372 times)

Offline Macupar

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1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:00:10 pm »
Hi all. I got my 1/2500 1701 box set collection in today. Here are some pictures of the decals. They do seem to be standard water slid decals. These decal, for the most part, are meant to wrap around the entire model. I'll go more into detail for each ship. I will upload more pictures tomorrow along with my unboxing video.

Here are the NX, 1701 and Refit

The NX and the Refit are very nice decals. Very detailed and the look to pretty much cover the entire ship. You will still need to paint some sections but not much if you don't want to. I state this on my video but I wish they would have given you the option to make the refit the 1701-A. The registry is part of the decal so you can not change this. This is the only ship where the registry is part of the decal. It looks odd to have a line of ship with no A in it.

The Enterprise B warp engine decals are also on this page.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 05:23:46 am by Macupar »

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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 11:00:55 pm »
The Enterprise B decals are very nice and detailed. The only thing missing from these are windows. You will need to paint some on if you want to see them. This is the same for the C and E. Other than that, you will need to do very little painting on this ship is you chose to.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 11:01:36 pm »
The Enterprise C. I will be honest, I never liked this ship. It is my least favorite federation ship. The decals ad to my dislike because they are probably the least detailed of all the ships. The decals have no detail like windows, life pods or grid lines. They are just very bland. The ship itself is very detailed but you will need to do some extra work on this ship.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 11:02:21 pm »
The Enterprise D seem to be the most complete looking set of decals. It looks like the only thing you will need to paint are the red and blue on the warp and impulse engines.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 11:03:08 pm »
And finally the 1701 E. Like the C you may need to do some extra paint work. This ship has no windows on the decals so they will need to be painted. I noticed this on the box when inspecting it. They did not do a very good job painting the windows for the pictures! It almost looks like they painted the windows on top of the decals in a rush because they forgot them, haha.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 07:44:11 am »
Thanks for posting these. It makes it clear if I pick up the set, I'll be printing brand new supplementary and replacement decals for at least half the models included. Pretty disappointing.

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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Pictures
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 11:45:41 am »
The Enterprise C. I will be honest, I never liked this ship. It is my least favorite federation ship. The decals ad to my dislike because they are probably the least detailed of all the ships. The decals have no detail like windows, life pods or grid lines. They are just very bland. The ship itself is very detailed but you will need to do some extra work on this ship.

I had a horrible time applying these decals. Especially the large saucer ones. They tore easily and didn't fit the contours of the life pods and phaser banks very well. Ended up having to order a replacement set from Round 2, and they were a slightly different color shade. I think I used an extra-fine tip paint marker to do the windows. If I were to build another, I would probably spring for the set on Federation Modelers' website.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 07:01:58 pm »
Thanks for posting these! To my collection, added them, I have!!  =)

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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 09:24:30 pm »
The 'E' is still aways off for me right now, as it is the smallest of the 1/2500 series to work with.  I had not noticed the window issue yet, so that may put this kit even further back.

As for decaling, while I admire the level of detail in the kit decals for the 'D' in particular, I'm leaving them aside and painting the aztek scheme.  I will cut a few decals for specific portions, like transporter pads and such, but for the most part the decals are useful for window placement.  Gonna make the 'E' really tough I guess.
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 09:42:00 pm »
Hmm! This reminds me I need to scan my 'D' decals into my desktop before I start cutting them up and wallpapering the kit. Just in case. :o
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Re: 1/2500 1701 Box Set Decal Pictures
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 02:24:27 am »
Those decals are really nice.

 




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