Well folks, I'm back. I haven't updated in, well, a couple years. But here we go. This is the real version of my digital Enterprise D. As you can see, its much bigger than my other one. That allowed me to add more detail. I of course, started with the warp nacelles, as I always do. They came out great. The saucer section measures 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches. Overall length of the ship is 13 3/8 inches. I'd still like to put phaser strips on the saucer. I just don't have the dark gray pieces I need. I had to sacrifice a couple ships to make this guy, my other Enterprise D, a Nebula class ship, a Centaur class, and a Runabout. But I did have enough pieces left over to build some more new Star Trek items.
I think this looks great! Tough call on the whole 'is the saucer section too thin' thing. Adding two more layers, one above, one below, would be too much relative to the engineering section. Difficult ship at this scale. Excellent!