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I was wandering around my local Michael's about a month ago and decided to check and see if they still had the same 11 kits on the shelf that they have been selling for the past 5 five years when to my surprise I found that they had the 1:1000 Star Trek NX-01 kit.  I have been wanting one of these for a while so a discount code later and it was on its way home with me.  It is a nice little kit and has several options to build.  I decided to go a little different with the paint.  Instead of aztecing it I just mottled different metallic shades over it.  I found a cool picture of a planet on the web and tried to recreate it on the dome base.  I should have stopped with just the planet because when I tried to paint clouds it messed it up a bit.

49778319651_e7a4365a82_o.png02 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777787108_3bb07e4ee7_o.png04 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777787013_822cc1ed7a_o.png06 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49778319521_c6d5f1a616_o.png07 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr


Since I had a lot of parts and decals left over and I was bored from staying at home I decided to use the stuff on an old 1:1000 Klingon D7 kit that I have been using to test paints on for about 10 years.  So I used the additional secondary hull that was supposed to be for the NX refit and the Mirror Universe decals.  This is how it turned out...

49778663677_84b2f626d6_o.png03 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr


49778663637_b0d1084a7d_o.png04 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777799988_3b3efae1c5_o.png06 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777799928_5f8ae9a3f7_o.png07 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777799873_7f1de7bb00_o.png08 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr

49777799818_97b0c5b46e_o.png09 by Hal Elsberry, on Flickr




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I love the metallic color of the NX. Looks way better than standard aztecing you normally see. The planet is pretty cool too. The clouds look good. Everyone is their own worst critic 

The D7 additions suit it really well. 

Its great to see your work again Hal! 

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Thanks guys.  Ikar, everything on the NX came in the box.  It is a pretty good kit, it gives you the parts to build the NX-01 and the NX refit.  It also gives you decals for the NX-01, refit, the mirror universe NX and another (NX-02 or 09???)  If you use the discount code at Michaels it was only about $14 for the kit.  I will probably pick up a couple more after this virus mess settles down so that I can build the refit and the Mirror Universe versions.

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