The recent Brampton show gave me an opportunity to get some new photographs of old models, some of which I’ve not really posted previously.
So here is the 1:2500 scale Enterprise D by ERTL. This is a fairly basic kit and very little detail is moulded onto it and is a bit of a disappointing thing if built straight from the box with the decals that come with it. I used a set of decals available free from Starship Modeler (although I can no longer find it on their site, but contact me if you are interested in a copy as sure I have the source file) which included the windows and lifeboats and actually makes the model look half decent. The decals were printed out using inkjet decal papers and at the same time I did new markings for the USS Trinculo, which was one of the Galaxy Class ships present at the battle for Deep Space Nine in the episode “Sacrifice of Angels”. As inkjet can only print black I went over the decals with a white gel pen to colour in some of the windows.
Here’s a picture I found of it halfway through the decaling process.
You can also see the airbrushing on the hull which was done to break up the solid colour.
USS Trinculo: During the Dominion War, she was the flagship of the First Fleet, leading Task Force 11 under Fleet Admiral James Suvadine. Her commanding officer was Captain Sasha Kethali. After the war, the Trinculo was assigned to rimward exploration, based out of Bennu Station. (Ships of the Star Fleet, Vol. 4: Star Fleet Operating Forces.)
The decals were also supplemented from other sources including (if I remember rightly from Thomas Models).
I have subsequently got the more detailed sets of decals and will be using them when I do another of these (and there are several in the stash).
Anyway here are the pictures.
And another attempt at a composite image.