Hi everyone. A few months back for my birthday, one of my best friends gave me a copy of the famous 18-inch Enterprise model kit, which I've dated back to about 1983, making it around my age too. I've been a very, very low-level model builder over my life, so I decided what better opportunity to try to push my skills to a higher level. I decided that I would build this kit as the U.S.S. Constellation, undamaged, but at the same time try to accurize the paint and decals as much as possible. However, I'll be using all the original parts since the original Constellation was shown as an oddly painted AMT kit. In my mind, this is what the AMT kit version of the ship "really" would look like. Here are some initial images from the assembly stage. I used Testors glue, Tamiya putty, and some sandpaper to get here. I decided to sand off the windows and use decals instead, so you won't see any of those here. I also filled in the phaser "dimples" and began sanding down the rings on the ventral of the saucer. You'll notice the yellowing from the kit from it being stored for years, made more prominent by the true gray areas from my sanding. This is the third of this kit I have put together, the other two being fifteen years ago. It is still gratifying to see just how pretty this kit is, even in this rough stage. More to come!