Artist Dan Grumeretz is doing magnificent work on recreating the TNG 6 foot studio model paint job on this 40 inch Enterprise 1701-D. There were differences in this cast from the actual 6 foot studio model of which he worked well with, changing a few cast details, then incorporating the FOUR levels of paint paneling to fit this cast. Dan studied the 6 foot model paint scheme very closely to get these patterns correct. Like I stated, there were minor differences in this cast from the cast configuration of the 6 foot studio model, so he fit it as well as possible to recreate the 6 foot beast in this just under four foot version. Other than the twin red vinyl stripes going down the spine, all you see on this is paint, even the lettered markings…. NO DECALS were used. The paint colors themselves came direct from Rick Sternback. I had purchased the one and only DeAgostini 1:900 (QMX Size) Enterprise 1701-D from him that included the same paint colors as was used on the 6 foot model. So we utilized those same colors for this 40 inch build. That stated, the camera Dan is using to photograph this progress really shows high contrast between the colors used. In person, they are not so pronounced and look much like the 6 foot studio model. With the custom studio stand now at Dan’s shop, still remaining to complete this build is minor clean up, fill in, nacelle ribs, and final lighting test. Once again, Dan is doing amazing work. This project has been a long time coming and I am pleased to see it coming to a close for final display in the collection here. There will be Blue Screen photos when it arrives. We hope you like it!
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