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Dr. Brad

1/1000 1701-A Refit

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After my 1701 1/1000 kit from Polar Lights languished on the shelf for many, many years, I finally finished it off last fall. My main goal was to see if I could get the Aztec decals to look, well, less like decals. I know there's no way they will look like a great paint job, but well, I wanted to see what I could do.

The buiild makes use of the stock decals, some supplemental decals for the "A", some decals for the main deflector and glowing nacelle grills, and a new bridge from the long gone Tetryon Parts.

I built the kit in sections and applied decals to the sections. I misted the base coat over the decals until the Aztec patterns were toned down enough (to my eye). Then I applied the markings and added a bit more base coat (a mix of white and light grey acrylic).

Comments are are welcome!

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This looks great!  The aztec looks much better with the base coat sprayed over it. 

 

You sprayed some base color over the markings too?

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Great work!

 

I really appreciate the cleanness of Trek builds. In many ways it is harder to pull off and get right than weathered stuff 

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Wow so nice. I have the Polar Lights kit and nope it comes out as nice as yours

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