During the build of our 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork, I have used different paints, markers, and washes to add some additional color to the model and correct some inaccuracies versus the studio models. Recently, a visitor comment asked if I could share a list of what I used during construction, so here we are!

Each builder is different, and my choices below are not the only options, so feel free to do your model any way you like. These are merely what I thought would help spruce up my own model. I have included links to the products (but you can likely get them anywhere hobby supplies are sold) and links to the issues where I used them. This page will be updated throughout the build.


NOTE: All color swatches represented here are RGB approximations of the real colors. Your results may vary.

The Original Paints

Eaglemoss did mention online once that these are the main paint colors used on the hull sections:

ColorPurposeReal NameHEXRGB
Base HullRAL-7040#989EA1152 158 161
AztecingPantone 413 U#BCBDB4188 189 180
AztecingPantone 5503 U#94B7BC148 183 188

My Paints

These are the various paints I have used along the way. I typically thin my acrylics to about a 50/50 mix of paint and 70% isopropyl alcohol to allow for faster drying and easier airbrushing. However, for Vallejo Model Air paints, I spray them straight from the bottle:

ColorName / Product LinkUsed in Stage(s)
Citadel Air Administratum Grey1, 35
Tamiya XF-7 Flat Red1
Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black1, 2
Vallejo 70.953 Flat Yellow2
Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue2
Tamiya XF-6 Copper2
Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear2
Citadel Layer Yriel Yellow2
Tamiya X-19 Smoke14
Tamiya X-27 Clear Red25
Tamiya XF-2 Flat White45, 47, 48, 49


These are the various markers I have used along the way:

ColorName / Product LinkUsed in Stage(s)
Sharpie - Yellow Brush Tip1, 11, 12, 30, 36, 42, 48
Sharpie - Red Brush Tip1, 2
Sharpie - Turquoise Brush Tip1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 26, 35, 42
, 47, 49
Sharpie - Black Ultra Fine Point7
Sharpie - Black Fine Point11, 12


These are the various washes I have used along the way:

ColorName / Product LinkUsed in Stage(s)
Vallejo Game Wash - Black4, 21
Vallejo Game Wash - Sepia4, 21, 36, 42