Johnny Rico wrote:
Well, that's a little better, even though the Exie's been done a million times as well. Looks pretty nice, even though I have to admit I find the white color a bit disorienting. Years of looking at Micro Machines has apparently conditioned me to think that the "B" is white while the Excelsior is BLUE.
Well, now that you mention it. I think it is blue. Take another look at it. I think the camera flash has washed out some of the blue on certain parts. The blue is a real light eggshell blue similar to what the studio model of the ENT-D was.
The official website makes mention that because lighting of each ship varied from shot to shot that the colors would change, so they consulted with CBS Studios to get the correct color.
Now that I look at it again, I see what you mean.
Now that I think about it, I'm curious what they did in the case of the handful of ships for which a CG version was never rendered: Constellation class, Ambassador class, Oberth class, Enterprise-B type, the Vulcan shuttle from TMP. I don't believe the refit Constitution was ever created in CG either.