Probably true on not wanting to retool (not really fair to say the first run was "aborted" though, unless you think it was always intended to be limited to a small area of England!). It wasn't just the sculpt though - having seen it in person now, the flat grey paint is pretty ugly. If they were going for a solid colour without "aztec pattens", they needed to break out the pearlescent paints for the TMP ship. The interesting part of this, I suppose, is that the Enterprise-A was on the provisional list of ships separately. I suppose we'll really see their commitment to accuracy when they get there - will they sculpt anew for more accuracy, or just repaint the issue 2 model?