I bought this kit at
the same time that I purchased the other Starfury ("Blue 3"). I did all the
same construction to this model as I did on the other because I built
the two models at the same time. Like the other Starfury, this one did
not win in my model club's Starfury contest either.
All the major color
patterns on the ship are masked and painted using an air brush and Model
Master enamel paints. The main gray overall is Dark Ghost Gray
(F.S.36320) with a few odd panels painted in Light Ghost Gray
I liked these colors better than the gray that the
instructions called for.
The blue and white areas are Bright Blue (F.S.35183) and Gloss White. I
thought that these colors looked about right, like the ships in the TV
show. It took some elaborate masking to get the pattern laid out.
The decals from the kit were just as poor as in the other kit I built.
The decals just did not react well to setting solutions. I ended up
thinning down some clear lacquer and applying it so it would run under
the decals and minimize the silvering. This was only a marginal
The model is easily
recognized as one of the versions of the Presidential Escort ships. The
only modifications to the markings that I made were to extend the white
area down the middle of the ship to the trailing edge of the upper wing
and to add numbers to the thruster pods and to the "nose".
I can't figure out how
any pilot in B5 knows "his" ship from the rest without some easily seen
numbers. I also added some rescue markings around the cockpit area.