The model is lighted with a lighting kit built by Trekmodeler.
This is where it all starts - working on the shuttle bay. This build is including a TenaControls shuttle bay sequential running light kit. I've wired the lighting and temporarily connected to a 9V battery for testing.
Observation Lounge - panting and landscaping done.
Arboretum is assembled and ready (except for the ceiling).
Shuttles ready to go in. I'l actually just be placing one pod and one Star Trek V type shuttle in the hangar bay.
Secondary hull starting to come together. Testing lights.
Base is almost ready. Four switches: main power on/off; warp vs. impulse mode; shuttle bay running lights on/off; momentary switch to activate photon torpedo lights and sounds.
Secondary hull attached to the base. Testing lights. There's still some touch-up to do - sealing some gaps, blocking some light leaks, etc.
Aztec and strongback decals have been applied. Ready to move on to the primary hull!
Lighting the saucer!