Scale = 1/515
Length = 56.0 cm
Width = 24.8 cm
Height = 13.2 cm
is a box stock kit of the cutaway version of the Enterprise. I
made my own markings with Adobe Illustrator so I decided to call
this one USS Potemkin.
The Potemkin was mentioned in the final TOS Episode,
"Turnabout Intruder", and was involved in a gravitational
study in the Beta Aurigae system. It was previously involved in
the M-5 Computer trial war games.
kit only had some minor corrections made to it. A few additional
windows were Dremeled into the surface and the ribbed details
near the aft end of the nacelles were replaced with Evergreen
The basecoat was spray painted Flat Gull Gray, one of the
nearest non-mixed paints available that closely resembles a
paint chip I have from the color test done at the Smithsonian to
verify the color of the original 11-foot filming model.
detail hull color was Dark Gull Gray. The windows that were 'on'
were painted White and the 'off' windows were simply penciled
in. The deflector dish and its housing were painted Copper.
The nacelle domes were spray painted the same Flat Gull Gray
that the basecoat was and I hand painted a random pattern on the
domes themselves using a Gunze-Sangyo Clear Orange tint.
the cut-away components were not terribly accurate for the
scale, I decided the ship would look better whole, so some
additional internal bracing was devised with styrene sheet to
reinforce the interior of particularly the saucer and the
The saucer's port and starboard navigational lights were tinted
using Gunze-Sangyo's Clear Red and Clear Green.
aft nacelle caps were painted Steel as was the impulse engine
housing, and the inboard details on the nacelles.
The aft nacelle ball was painted Light Gray as was the main
bridge dome and the lower sensor array.
(I painted this up in the winter so I can't use my airbrush. I
may add some weathering and redo some aspects of the model at a