I've been running up to this project with the 1/1000 scale models I did of the original Enterprise and 1701-B from Generations. (See my "Something Different" thread for those.)
Here's the good.
NCC-1701 Enterprise from the Motion Picture in 1/350 from Polar Lights is THE best model of this starship in production ever. Bar none.
Completed, it will be nearly a meter long. I intend to do a full light system in the ship. Polar Lights has saved me a ton of trouble on that score by having all of the lighting locations drilled out and ready.
It has a full hanger deck. The arboretum is visible from outside the model. So is the ready room off the bridge.
If I don't screw up, it should be absolutely amazing when finished. It will also probably cap and end kit model building as a hobby for me. Best to go out with a bang.
Here's the bad:
It's going to take a while. As in months. If I'm finished by Christmas and did a good job I will be amazed.
The thread might go dead for a while between updates if I hit a sticky spot that takes extra work to make right. Or worse, real life intrudes.... (EGADS!)
You guys tell me how much of this insane project you want to see and I'll post it. I'll grant, the encouragement will help!
Here's a phone shot of the upper part of the primary hull. Full updates will be done properly with a real camera.
There's a laptop under this thing, but the piece is so large, it hides the laptop completely.