With the primary hull done, I've been working on the star drive section.
This part of the model really shows the flaws and issues with the Ertl kit. The lines are way off and don't match in many places, and the parts don't fit together well. The mold also has a lot of burrs, lines and distortions. I did my best to prep it but a close look still reveals a lot of flaws.
As before, I used Army Painter Goblin Green on some panels over a coat of Vallejo Air Azure Blue 71.108.
The ends of the warp pylons have blue masking tape to keep the surface of the plastic clean for when it's time to attach the warp nacelles.
View of the starboard neck:
I went lighter here on the green since the panel lines were subtler and actually recessed, as the whole model should have been.
Next, a couple of coats of the Vallejo Model Wash Blue Grey 76.524, with heavier density on the phaser emitters.
The phaser emitters are, as with the saucer, painted with Vallejo Dark Grey 70.994. The lifeboats and cargo doors are Vallejo Grey Blue 70.943.
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