I have to dissent here...I'm not happy with what I just read in this announcement..."replicate the TOS Studio Model that is currently on display in the NASM (Smithsonian Institute)". I believe the rust marks and dirty weathering are over-done on the Smithsonian model.
I don't care if it was on the actual studio model or not at some point in the production, it looks wrong and was not that visible when the model was shown on the TV screen. It doesn't even seem logical...dirt or rust on a Starfleet flagship, no way.
Sorry guys, I'm excited Tomy is doing this and I'm one of the people who bought one, but thumbs-down on the replicating the NASM model paint scheme.
The Tomy team should think more carefully and find a paint scheme that is a better balance between the studio model and what we saw and remember on the TV screen.
This isn't a Star Wars ship...ships in the Star Trek universe are clean.