Enterprise shown here is built from the stock Ertl 22 inch "cutraway" kit.
and unlit. The cutaway features on this model are absolutely terrible,
so the model was built "whole" with the removeable features glued, puttied
and sanded permanently in place. I replaced the kit's nacelle domes with
similarly sized E.M.A. (Plastruct) acrylic domes because the right one
is split in half which makes it impossible to use without leaving a visible
seam. I made a "background" for the domes using bits of chrome kit parts
to reflect light, giving the immpression that some kind of mechanism exists
behind the domes as seen in the lighted studio model.
the model appears to be white, it's actually painted light gray just like
the original studio model. But, also just like the studio model, it looks
white when photographed. A little airbrushed weathering completes
suggest re-working a lot of this model to improve detailing and correct
the flaws and innaccuracies, but as a desktop model it looks pretty good
as it is.
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