This model was built for a customer in April of 2011. Lighting kit was provided by the firstname.lastname@example.org’s an excellent value and I was able to add about 9 more LEDs to the board without a hitch. Additionally I added fiber optics to light up the hanger bays, mark lights around the bridge and more.
who additionally created new kit supplied replacement decals. The included kit decals with the kit broke and disintegrated.
The kit itself had some badly warped parts and bad fits but I was able to get them to fit in the end. Adding the lights, assembly and painting were the easy part overall. Adding the decals took 80 hours.
Doug Drexler an old friend of mine from the motion picture biz helped me hand and foot to get the details right. He was the best man for the job because he created this ship and still had it on file in his computers. I’d ask for a detail and he’d put the model up in Lightwave and render me a new image. I couldn’t have done it without him.
The model in total took 4 weeks of hard work. Doug was nice enough to send me the model as a gift because he knew I loved it. I have the decals and lights, even a base so I’ll be building another for myself soon.
Plagues were made for the model which both I and Doug will sign. Not too many NX-01 out there will have that feature.