Surya Class Cruiser

This is the Surya class cruiser from Starship Modeler. It was one of the first 1/1000 conversion kits I ever got, but for some reason, it took me a long time to complete.

It was built pretty much straight from the box. I used a combination of decals from the kit, the Polar Lights Enterprise Kit, and JT Graphics.

One unusual thing I did on this kit - for the dark gray areas on the bottom of the nacelles, instead of painting them, I printed large areas of dark gray on decal paper, then cut them to shape and applied them. It was much easier than masking that area to paint, and provides a very consistent color.

The stand is by LaserFire Creations. It adds a nice feel of professionalism to the display. I highly recommend their products.