Step 5: Paint!

     So now I had a frame that looked like the enterprise and held a pie dish.  The Enterprise is white and so I knew the top should be white.  I chose black for the bottom so it would not stand out.  All the metal was sand blasted before welding so before paint all I had to do was grind down the welds.  The better you are the less grinding you do.  I do a lot of grinding.  Before I added paint I wiped the whole thing down with alcohol to remove any oil.  I gave it a quick coat of primer, then the white, then the black.  I gave each coat time to dry but was not too concerned with the transition areas as they would be covered by the body of the ship.

     Yes XTina, that is your BM bike back there.

     I have to add here that when I started on the body, see next step, I realized the engine supports were at too much of an angle.  I had to bring it back to work and use the vice to bend the engine supports more virtical down low and then flared about 4 inches up.  A little touch up paint and it was good as new.
<p>Now someone needs to create a related computer called the Raspberry EnterPi's... :P</p>
I need to make one, my family would love this on Christmas.! Great job! <br>
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Thanks for all the great comments. I have to share a facebook comment that came in.<br><br>&quot;Now the only question that remains is who was the best captain, Jon-Luc PIEcard, or James TiBerry-us Kirk?&quot;<br><br>Kill me now.
This looks awesome! And great pun! Thank you very much for sharing, and good luck on the contest. And congrats on making your first Instructable!
Hilarious! Love the pun.
Great looking model, and the pie looks delicious too.
It reminds me of the <em>USS Applepie</em> from an old (relative&nbsp;to me) &nbsp;Veggie Tales. Nice job on the build too!&nbsp;
you just made my day.
Beautiful. With little adjustments, I could do the NX-01 :) Thank you!
OK, that's just awesome.
Oh, two Instructables in one, and both seriously cool!

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