The model is lighted with a lighting kit built by Trekmodeler.
I am also using photo etch details made by Paragrafix.
This is where it all starts - working on the shuttle bay. Floor and ceiling are painted. I've started added most of the photo etch details to one wall.
Shuttle bay painted and decals applied.
Observation lounge painted and landscaped.
Arboretum assembled and ready. I'll be putting tiny crew members in here as well as in the shuttle bay and officers lounge.
Shuttles ready to go in. I won't be placing all in the hangar (they won't all fit).
Starting to assemble the secondary hull. First lights are going in.
Assemblying the secondary hull. Arboretum and shuttle bay are installed.
The body of the secondary hull has been assembled. Next step is adding the neck section, then painting the hull.