Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Fresh out of Drydock: S.S. Botany Bay
This lovely little fella, produced by Larson Designs (Formerly MiniModelMadness.com) was purchased off of ebay for $10 and finished in about 2 days. Several details were missing that I added, mainly hull plating and the rear solar panels. I also took some creative liberty by adding the rear thrusters (since the original model had no visible form of propulsion!) and formation lights in a few key areas.
The hull was painted to match what was seen in TOS remastered, with a subtle 2 tone plating pattern followed by 2 layers of pastel powder dirt smearing to give it that "been floating in space for 200yrs" effect. The solar panels were decals from a left over JT Graphics sheet.