Refitted for the first film voyage, and later rebuilt as an entirely new
ship. This upgrade of the old ship was one of her most attractive incarnations.
This version is the 1/1000 scale resin kit from Darkstar Models.
Despite its smaller size, it is MUCH more accurate than the larger AMT/Ertl kit
|Here's how she looked after construction and a goat of grey primer with
a white coat over that.
She's also had a metal rod attached to connect her to her stand at this point.
|Using files available for download from
Starship Modeler that were meant
for either the AMT, or smaller Starcrafts, I made decals for the aztec plating
on the ship.
This, much to my surprise, actually worked fairly well.
|After coating the decals with a layer of gloss, I then painted in the
rest of the details on the ship.
I applied the decals after that, and then glued the rod into the wooden base to keep her steady.
|The completed ship, from the top looking aft.|
|From the top, looking forward|
|Regrettably, there were some fit and alignment problems, but I always seem to have those.|
|Looking up from under the saucer and into the deflector|
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