NCC1701 enterprise colour

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Hi all can anyone tell me the colour of the original uss enterprise, my revell instructions are tell ing me 60% light grey 30% white 10% aluminum is this correct or is it white help.
 
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Scott, the TOS studio model was 11 feet long (!) & was painted a concrete grey colour by all accounts. This was so it appeared off-white under the studio lights.


From what I've seen on various sites is a massive debate as to which colour or combination of colours to use on a scale model. The one that looks best to me is a candy white, the kind you'd find in automotive stores. 


That gives it a nice touch of grey from some angles, whilst still looking shiny white on the main surfaces - especially the upper saucer.
 

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Hello Scott,
as Patrick has said there is great debate over the colour of the ship, but if you can get hold of some back issues of SCI FI AND FANTASY MODELLER magazine they have some articales on the original model which was refurbished a few years ago, the issues no you want are issues 44 and 45, if you can not get hold of them let me know and I will scan them for you and then put them on the forum for you.

regards Barrie ( the old guy )
 
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