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    Jul 14, 2017, 3:04 PM - My 1/350 Enterprise #1

    Since Photobucket has all my pics, I thought I would share these again. My 1/350 Enterprise, built to reflect the 11' filming model as seen during the production of the original series.

    I went to great lengths to get the coloring correct. Also to get the engine caps and lighting correct, again, as seen in the production of the series. This model, at the request of Doug Drexler, can be seen in the current 2018 Ships of the Line Calendar! It was also a recent winner in the Fine Scale Modeler Trek contest. A labour of love to be sure.













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    Jul 14, 2017, 3:18 PM - Re: My 1/350 Enterprise #2

    How did you achieve the colors you used for the hull?

    Very nice.
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    Jul 14, 2017, 3:31 PM - Re: My 1/350 Enterprise #3

    WarpeD said: View Post
    How did you achieve the colors you used for the hull?

    Very nice.
    I custom mixed Tamiya paints over a base color. If your asking me for the exact colors and mix ratio, you'll have to wait as I put the formulas away and need to get it again. Thanks.
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    Jul 14, 2017, 3:47 PM - Re: My 1/350 Enterprise #4

    That's the idea, if you don't mind digging a bit! There are likely lots and lots of formulas around, but the opinion of someone with your expertise carries a lot of weight.

    Thanks!
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    Jul 15, 2017, 7:16 AM - Re: My 1/350 Enterprise #5

    Looking forward to comparing what you find in your notes with the Smithsonian:

    http://www.startrek.com/article/reve...the-enterprise

    Margaret Weitekamp, Malcolm Collum, and David Wilson

    The Museum mixed the base color (hull gray-green) and painted the model before advisors Bill George and John Goodson of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), as well as Kim Smith of Pulse Evolution, arrived on site. The detail paint colors used on the model were custom blended by Kim Smith. The final composition of those colors were adjusted slightly in intensity and hue to match historic images of the model.

    We’ve provided the closest possible commercial matches to the actual colors identified on the model itself. Modelers will understand, though, that the appearance of any color will vary based on how it is applied (paintbrush, airbrush, etc.), how many coats are applied, level of gloss, how colors are juxtaposed, and under what lighting the final piece appears. And because colors need to scale with changes in size (smaller pieces need to be lighter than larger ones to achieve the same final look), the final choices for any application on a model will also depend on that model’s size. But this should be enough to get you started.

    1) Production Hull Gray-Green; LAB: L 64.45 A -3.53 B 2.40, Approximate match: Benjamin Moore “Heather Gray” # 2139-40, Note: Actual match is less green and less yellow (chip currently available from Benjamin Moore).

    2) Pilot Hull Blue-Gray; LAB: L 62.96 A -1.97 B -4.20, Approximate match: Sherwin Williams “Babbling Brooke” # HGSW 3364, Note: Actual match is slightly darker, and slightly less red.

    3) Light Gray accent color; LAB: L 81.37 A -2.23 B -0.37, Approximate match: Pratt and Lambert “Nickel” #2232, Note: No adjustments needed (“Calibrated Colors IV” color deck).

    4) Medium Gray accent color; LAB: L 66.89 A -0.55 B 3.99, Approximate match: Pratt and Lambert “ Half-tone” #2298, Note: No adjustments needed (“Calibrated Colors IV” color deck).

    5) Dark Gray accent color; LAB: L 49.13 A -0.52 B 1.20, Approximate match: Pratt and Lambert
    “Gettysburg” #2242, Note: No adjustments needed (“Calibrated Colors IV” color deck).

    6) Yellow markings; LAB: L 79.72 A -10.24 B 56.78, Approximate match: FS 595B # 23785, Note: Actual match is slightly darker, slightly greener, and slightly less yellow.

    7) Red markings; LAB: L 37.26 A 40.76 B 16.79, Approximate match: Valspar “Cut-ruby” #1009-4, Note: Actual match slightly less red and slightly less yellow.

    8) Turbo Lift Green; LAB: L 46.63 A -5.39 B 5.09, Approximate match: FS 595B #34159, Note: Actual match slightly lighter, slightly less green and slightly more yellow.

    9) Dorsal Aqua accent color; LAB: L 56.60 A -21.72 B -17.72, Approximate match: FS 595B #35275. Note: Requires thinning to a very transparent wash.
    After even more searching, I realize now that all of this information has been published elsewhere. How to mix will be an interesting bit of additional information, as will be digging up real color chips. Someone could make money producing a guaranteed accurate color fan that is better than the box art of the kit.






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