How to turn the Bandai Enterprise deflector blue?

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  1. JMBNaples

    JMBNaples New Member

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    I just ordered the Bandai Enterprise.
    All the pics so far have been amazing.
    But, as you know, the deflector dish looks too white.

    Please let me know how you guys are turning the deflector dish blue?
    is it worth the effort?
    what do you guys recomend?
    what paint?

    thanks

    (and yes, I have asked this Q on other forums too)
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Some people use "transparent blue" paint, but I'm thinking a little chunk of blue photographic "gel" might do the trick. [​IMG]

    A photo supply or theatre supply place should have gels.

    - Karl
     
  3. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

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    I used the blue plastic lens from a pair of 3D glass I had laying around. Cut out a circle and put it behind the clear dish. it came out fairly well. here is a Picture:

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  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks awesome Spheric! [​IMG]

    I guess any piece of blue-tinted plastic will do the trick... that's a bright deflector dish! [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  5. JMBNaples

    JMBNaples New Member

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    that is an amazing looking model
     
  6. JMBNaples

    JMBNaples New Member

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    dumb Q:

    I know the 1701-A's dish was blue

    was the 1701's dish blue too?

    I could not find good pics

    My model will arrive on Tuesday. I need to decide what I am going to do as to dish this weekend.
     
  7. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    Yes the dish was blue on both the 1701 and 1701-A
     
  8. JMBNaples

    JMBNaples New Member

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    some one mentioned that when it came out of dock in STTMP it was white - from then on it was blue

    (I have not seen the movie in years)
     
  9. Dean O

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    As it's warming up in TMP it glows a kind of amber color but it's blue from then on.
     
  10. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I'd think Tamiya Clear Blue would be simplest...
     
  11. bigtrekster1981

    bigtrekster1981 Well-Known Member

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    Dean O wrote:
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    As it's warming up in TMP it glows a kind of amber color but it's blue from then on.
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    Dean is right...when the deflector did light up it was that kind of color...then blue for the rest of the film....well actually in one part while they were inside V'Ger it was that amberish color. But other than that the rest of the film it was blue.

    Trent
     

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