In April 2006 I purchased the Polar Lights 1/350 scale Star Trek Enterprise NX-01 model from the show ST: Enterprise. I couldn't do much with it at the time because I was too busy with school, but in the 2 months before summer break I got it primed and then most of the base coat of Testors Metallizer Stainless Steel painted on. Since June 10th I've been working on it a lot. I dont know exactly how many hours are in it, but at least 40 I think. Probably even more than that. The pattern of the hull is called an Aztek Pattern which is supposed to replicate the designs of various metal plates covering a ship, some w ill have slightly different shades. The actual model has 5 different shades of hull plating, but I didn't have the patience to do it five times. So I went with three Metallizer colors. Stainless Steel for the primary color, the dark is Burnt Metal (the plans call for Gun Metal, which I think is WAY too dark, and a lot of other people choose to use Titanium but I think thats still too dark based on the images of the ship I had seen) and the light highlights are Aluminum. In addition there are pieces that are painted gold, cobalt blue, black, silver, red, and green. The green is only in the running lights, whereas the others have more easily seen places. I had a lot of fun building this model, and while its not the greatest, and I'm accutely aware of all the mistakes I made during the building of it, I still fully enjoyed building it. Finished on July 13, 2006.
This image shows a close view of the ship where it is displayed in my room. Other images including closeups of different portions of the model can be viewed in my scraps gallery.