It's been quite a while since I last looked at my Refit project, and having spent the past couple of years working on other things I really wanted to give the old girl a bit of love. I'm planning something a little different this time though, so I figured I'd start a new thread for it Something I'm really enjoying at the moment is watching SpaceX build and test their Starship prototypes in realtime via live streams, and I keep imagining how incredible it would be to watch the Enterprise being built from scratch in a similar way. So with that in mind, what I'm going to do is build the Refit from the ground up piece by piece, installing hardware, running cables and testing ship systems. To kick the process off let's take a look at the internal framework. I'm starting with the rim of the saucer, which is formed using a single continuous piece of tritanium alloy for strength; Radial tritanium beams are then connected to this frame to form both the internal structure and also attachment points for the outer hull: The individual beams are connected together with a series of bolts, not unlike naval ship construction, however this framework will later be reinforced with a structural integrity field before any loads are placed on the structure: The concave underside of the saucer will house the critical battery and power management hardware, as this region of the ship is heavily protected and only visible in a direct line of sight from below the vessel; The outer hull panels are undergoing fit tests, but will be removed again to allow for the installation of internal ship hardware. While they are in place however, the beautiful lines of the saucer are already evident; Further updates coming soon!