Sovereign Replicas Enterprise 1701-E
Like it says on the instructions...
Mask, Spray, Mask, Spray, Repeat As Needed.
Which is to say, several times. Well now, time for an extract from the book of modeling, chapter 20, verse 1...
And it came to pass that Raytheon the slacker, a fellow of good cheer after the second coming of the morning caffine, didst use the goodly precut masks of REL then with wrinkled brow, turned his attention to the warp nacelles.
At that time he did take up the much loved masking tape of the 1mm and laid it on a good and fairly straight fashion.
Lo the warp nacelle grille was sorted out and there was much paint of the grey kind laid on with gusto.
Gusto sadly was not present but the work was done, the tape peeled away and he saw that it was good...
And so it was decided to apply the black box of 12 volts and a vision of blue glow was cast about the place.
It was good.
Here endeth the lesson...
Right then folks, more than a few pics to go through but here's the painting of the warp nacelles.
Main bulk of the model wrapped and taped so off we go. First was to mask the bits already sorted and in the approximate colour required, that is to say dark grey.
Duly sorted and a quick blast of medium grey all over.
That done, some more masking off with oodles of semi-random tape bits, the 1mm and 1/2mm tape plus liquid masking gunk...
A lighter acrylic grey mix applied then, you guessed it...some more masking off.
Two more goes like this using more tape and building up with an acrylic mixed light grey in stages and...
Well not bad but a bit too stark on the colour contrast methinks and just not looking...well...busy enough for a tub the size this thing is supposed to be.
So out with more grey paint, my small and large friskets and in with the airbrush. After which removal of all masking.
Ok, so far so good. More paintwork to be sorted here in some areas and some minor bits of paintwork to correct but well get there in the end.
Whenever that may be. About another week that the main paintwork on the whole model should be complete. Then comes all that fun decaling to do...oh lordy!
Unitll next update time, you lot go easy and take care of yaselves.