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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by spaceagent-9, Aug 1, 2016.
Awesome and impressive work!
Howver, I wished they had stayed with the original colour.
I painted classic cars back in 1988, and having to mix paint to match those colors is very difficult. not impossible, but very difficult. to me the enterprise is light blue, white, grey, or a light grey green. because that's what I saw on the screen. if I had to paint my own? I would choose confederate grey. with regular grey detailing for the dark parts. if I were to '' reboot'' my own paint job, I would go with normal warm grey, and black, with copper and brass. all energy domes and panels electric blue, and the windows white. no pie cut lines on the bottom of the hull, although I like that, its not my favorite. really weak poorly lit blue in the grills. I would also move the running lights on the dish back to a 10 and 2 o'clock position.
This video is a tribute to the ship that took us to "walk arround" across the galaxy . . .
The original one was green-grey, the Ent-D and Voyager were light-blue. It's difficult to imagine the ships in their true colours because of the desaturation done in post-prouction / editing. Most of them looked light-grey on screen after that. Some colour choices were made to avoid possible interferences with the blue / green screen process. That was the reason, too, why cockpit did not use any "glass" in it and why most models had to be dull-coated (the reflections caused "blue spill" which ruined the shots). Glass effects (canopies) were done using double-exposure. One of the few models with a shiny finish (and cockpit glass) was the sled from the "Buck Roger" episode "Olympiad".
one of the best blue screens on tv I have seen is the land of the lost holly riding dopey. you have got
1. holly moving around yelling pretending to ride a dinosaur
2. the animated baby bronto dopey
3. parts of the miniature set
4. parts of the live set.
people laugh at it, but man those guys sure tried!!!!
Another great one can be seen in the TOS BSG episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part 1" when the Cylon Raider is attacking the Colonial demolition team right before the Landram is deployed. You see the Raider in the background firing some shots when the Colonials are taking cover. The scene is just a few seconds long but you don't see any black lines around the ship!
I have decided to make this a "STICKY"!
I hope that this isn't a necropost, but I have been able to produce color swatches with RGB and YMC values using the LAB values determined by the Smithsonian restoration group and would like to share with all of you to be able to reproduce the original colors on the 11 foot Enterprise as they have restored it. Here is the link to their findings and some BEAUTIFUL photos of the finished restoration.
I plan to recolor my TOS Enterprise model in the next month or so and build it (along with the bridge model) to present to the Riverside Area Community Club located in Riverside, Iowa. I now live about 50 miles due east of Riverside. The town petitioned and was granted permission from Gene Roddenberry to be declared as the future birthplace of fictional James T. Kirk. The town has an annual Trekfest that I plan to attend June 23-24 this year.
I'll be sure to post the recolor in the resources area!
Since you are posting new information about the topic of this thread, it is not considered "NECROPOSTING". I think that this is really good information and I think that this will help others to make a more "screen accurate" model.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
I am looking forward to seeing your repainted ships.
Thanks for the dedication!!!
I got lucky that CorelDraw can use LAB values!