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Was taking a bunch of photos this past weekend and decided to take some better ones of my old Enterprise B.
This is one of the oldest models in my collection as it was the original AMT release I found at a drugstore many years ago.
The model features hand-made stern photorp tubes and an extended cargo/shuttle bay inside the lower cutout.
The basecoat IIRC is Testors flat white over which I hand-painted an assymetric aztec pattern in two shades of grey and turquoise
before overspraying with thinned flat white. Then sealed with Testors gloss lacquer, decaled, then sealed with Testors semi-gloss lacquer.
She's showing her age a bit with some yellowing of the decal film but I hope you still like the pics...


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr


USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
by Steve J, on Flickr

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Nice work!!! I always wondered hoe the E- "B" could look so completely different than the "A". You'd think it would have resembled the "A" a little more.
 

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Nice work!!! I always wondered hoe the E- "B" could look so completely different than the "A". You'd think it would have resembled the "A" a little more.
Actually, your having it resembling the 1701A intrigues me. How would you have the B resemble the A?
 

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This Enterprise B is excellent. Where did you get the windows and plating? Are they decals, or templates of some kind?
 

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Nice work!!! I always wondered hoe the E- "B" could look so completely different than the "A". You'd think it would have resembled the "A" a little more.
But it's not an evolution of the earlier ship; it's an entirely new class of ship, with one named in honor of the older ship.
Like the a 1980s Ford Mustang looks nothing like a 1960s Mustang, or the F-35 Lightning II looks nothing like the P-38 Lightning.
 

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This Enterprise B is excellent. Where did you get the windows and plating? Are they decals, or templates of some kind?
i used images of the studio model I found on Starship Modeler of the USS LAKOTA which was the B just renamed. Using the images, I deduced the shape and placement of the various window ports. I then drilled and filed out the windows using a pinvise. I used Tamiya masking tape as a guide to keep the windows straight while drilling. It was tedious work to get them looking uniform and evenly spaced.
 
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