After a serious reevaluation, I decided to build the model from the inside out, similar to what Havoc is currently doing with the TOS Enterprise (although he built opposite of what I’m doing). Building it this way will allow me to make sure what I want on this ship fits appropriately. The top decks and rim decks have their outer braces in place, while the bottom decks still need to be done. The 6 cylinders sticking up from the top will denote access hatches to the outer hull of the ship. Only the rim decks and deck 2 have windows. The saucer is wider than the Constitution, but not as high because the top bulge has only 2 decks compared to the Constitution’s 3 decks. Deck 3 (between the bottom of the bulge and the top of the rim decks) has its basic interior mapped out. Although its hard to tell here, there are tubes spaced out evenly among the braces; those will be part of the deflector/shield system.