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I'm redoing the toy version of the 2009 Enterprise and i have already repainted it and now I'm looking to do a Aztec pattern, either decal or paint to it. any suggestion on this.I have never attempted this before so I'm looking for some direction.thanks
 

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Using decals would a real hit or mess (typo-but it would be the result from 'miss').

The decals are sized for specific areas of their intended models.

You might get away with it on the saucer, but certainly not on the secondary hull and engines.

You'd have a very similar result using the vinyl masks, as again, they are sized for specific areas and contours of the intended model subject.

So I think your best is to mask and paint yourself.

Since the 2009 Enterprise paint scheme is so close the refit scheme, I suggest you look at the refit painting threads.

While not a big fan of the 2009 Enterprise, I have to admit that the toy and the smaller DVD model are not horrible representations of the subject and currently the only options I'm aware of.
 

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Yep -- painting is your option. There's no quick way for that ship since nobody has made decals or masks for it.

You could trace a pattern onto the ship, scan it, draw it in a vector app, then take it to a sign company and have them cut vinyl masks. That's a lot of work, and you need to make sure you draw it according to the sign company's specs.

A better option would be to go the Paul Olsen way and cut rectangular masks and keep spraying light rectangles of color until it looks right. You could use post-its, each with a different-sized rectangle hole inside. For the primary hull, you'd have to cut a series of real aztec shapes and wedge segments, either from vinyl or plastic for durability. As Club Tepes wrote, you might be able to use Aztec Dummy-like templates there, but there are no guarantees.
 
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