(Topic ID: 58055)

STTNG - Painting the Borg ship...

By chinosts

8 years ago

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  • Latest reply 8 years ago by smokey_789
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#1 8 years ago

I just finished painting my Borg ship... Its the first time I have ever painted a model!!! Thanks to everyone on here that posted threads doing the same thing..It really helped.

Anyways I uploaded a few vids on YouTube if anyone is interested..

#2 8 years ago

Ooo 2 tone black

#3 8 years ago
Quoted from Pinballgeek:

Ooo 2 tone black

Like a gloss and matt finish on it

#4 8 years ago


Thanks for the videos.
I was looking for painting my Borg ship as well, so they are very helpful.
My was already painted in silver by the previous owner, but I prefer the dark gray look.
You will see that you will learn fast to understand all specific the terminology by reading this forum.


#5 8 years ago


Could you please list the exact references (numbers) of the painting you have used?

Thanks in advance

#6 8 years ago
Quoted from flugs:

Could you please list the exact references (numbers) of the painting you have used?
Thanks in advance

Hey flugs...

All the paints I used are Tamiya brand paints... I'm not sure about reference numbers but I know Tamiya uses specific names for their paints...

I used two sprays - Gunship Grey and Light Gun Grey. I also used bottle of mat black and a bottle of metal bronze and mix these two together to paint the exposed panels.

You could also use a third spray and if you do I would recommend a black metal to create a third tone but I would only use it very lightly on areas as the ship ends up quite dark even without using black on the main parts of the body. Maybe if you use the black metal then perhaps better to use the light gun metal as the main body colour instead of the Battleship Grey to brighten up the overall appearance.

#7 8 years ago

Thanks chinosts,

Unfortunately I have the feeling that the names are different in France.
I have found the TS42 from the video (the light gun metal, which is called light grey metallic in France), but I'm not sure for the first colour you have used, as you are not showing the top of the spray can in the video.


#8 8 years ago

Hmmm. EVERYONE must have been painting Borg ships yesterday!


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