I agree with you headcase they look way to frosted, i like the color he painted the model. I think light grey looks the best, maybe a little tinge of blue but just barely.
Cool pics, BEATLEPAUL!! I see you didn't light the nacelle vents. I doubt I will, either. I assume you used the Polar Lights lighting kit? If you did, I have questions!! Did you use any PE on your build? I have the Paragrafix set, but I'm not yet fully sold on the Polar Lights set.
I'm really chomping at the bit to get going on this. I was just staring at the lighting kit instruction set while I was on the can. (OK, TMI, I know!)
Yup - I know the nacelle vents weren't lit on the studio model. The instructions say that they included them because it was something the original series people WANTED to do but they had to abandon the idea because of budgetary problems. Hence, I'm leaning towards not using that option.
The Paragrafix PE set is almost all light blocking parts, but it also has a set of decals for stuff like the bridge consoles.
So my questions about the lighting kit are:
1) Did you paint the interior surfaces of the parts to provide light blocking? If so, what color did you use?
2) How do you hook the lights up to test them prior to final assembly? Do you have to route everything through the PCBs, or what? I've always been a total ignoramus when it comes to electronics. :nutter: Ugh.
Man, you did a fantasic job on your build Beatlepaul! :clap: do you have a website link with more photos of it? :thumbup:
BEATLEPAUL - Thanks a TON for all the good info. VERRRRRRRY nice work! How do you hook up the lights to power to test them during the build? That part scares me - I don't want to blow up any LEDs!!!