So...with life settling down again, I'm back trying to complete my long term goal of having all of the Enterprises in one scale. Last time I went with the big 1:1400 scale, but no one outside of garage kitters will ever release a model in that scale, and even the GKers are slowly reducing support. Things look brighter in the 1:2500 scale, so a trip to Starship Modeler Store and a couple of local hobby shops (it's honestly a luxury to have a couple of really good stores within a 15 minute drive) and I have me some starships. First on the bench is NCC-1701-E. This model, like all E-E kits, has a fair number of inaccuracies. Most of these stem from the fact that all of these kits were produced from First Contact preproduction drawings, rather than the final filming model. Biggest issue is the deflector and associated "trench". First step is to remove the actual deflector from the piece it's embedded in. This should also give you a good ideal of the scale of the tiny details I'm dealing with. Cut out a custom piece of hull... Glue it to a couple of styrene strips, glue the Yacht/Torp Laucher on top, place in the hull and fair over the gaps with Apoxie Sculpt (great stuff!).