|Posted: 02 August 2010 at 1:08pm | IP Logged | 8
It's the lighting.
The color of the Enterprise is something that will be debated until the end of time, although the paint used on the FX model has been pretty much pinned down.
But, thanks to TV reception, optical compositing, and varying film stocks, the ship's on-screen look is all over the map--from gray to blue to white to green.
It's really amazing how many different colors work for people building scale models of the ship. Pretty much all them still look "right", somehow!
My preferred base color is Testors Gull Gray, which is a light gray color with a hint of green--just like the original model. And it's not too intense for the scale. Its appearance can really vary under different lighting conditions too--light gray, slate gray, green, blue, etc.
Edited by Greg Kirkman on 02 August 2010 at 1:11pm