TOS Enterprise colour scheme

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TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby bladestalker » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:23 pm

I came across this article on the web today.

http://drexfiles.wordpress.com/2009/09/ ... nterprise/

Thought it might be of use to those of us who have been struggling to match the origional shade of grey that was used on the Big E in the series. Not taking anything away form the lovely figures using other shades.
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby Steve J » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:39 pm

After painting my Federation ships, I found out that the original Enterprise was painted a concrete color. The closest I've seen to it is Tamiya's JN Gray mixed with Flat White, at a ratio of 5:1 gray to white. It matches the swatches in the article you posted quite well. If I had not already decal-ed my ships, I would repaint them. Last weekend I built a 1/1000 scale Enterprise model painted with the concrete color; I will post a picture when I get home from work, if it is OK with Mongoose.
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby bladestalker » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:50 pm

I used Citadel's Celestra Grey. It worked out quite well if I do say so myself. Of course I'm partially colour blind so a lot of what I paint is grey. :)
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby McKinstry » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:23 pm

Vallejo's silver gray is another good choice as a 'concrete' looking gray that is just a notch past off white.
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby mdauben » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:45 pm

Interesting article, thanks for sharing! :)
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby mojo » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:46 am

for some reason I never took a photo of my enterprise but here's some of the battlecruiser:



http://s1115.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... egacy=true

this page was a huge help to me even though I didn't do all the steps- I'm happy with the results:

http://www.guntruck.com/USSConstitutionPage1.html

and another:

http://www.guntruck.com/USSDefiancePage1.html
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Re: TOS Enterprise colour scheme

Postby bluebirds40 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:52 am

you did a great job on the minis.

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