BUILD

This 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork model used to be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it was available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it was only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service at the now-defunct Eaglemoss. Then, in 2023, Fanhome (DeAgostini) took over and resumed the subscription service. Everything here is based on this subscription version.

Over the span of about 2½ years, we are shipped 120 ‘stages’ that contain a few parts of the model along with magazine ‘issues’ explaining the build instructions, images, and information about the Star Trek universe. These stages are technically released weekly, but after the introductory shipment of the first two, they are delivered in groups of four stages about every four weeks (at least here in the USA).

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the stages ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts and some ‘extra cost’ Special Issues along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2021


April 2021
  • Issue 1
    • Early Subscriber Gift – Insulated Mug
    • Stage 1 – Deck Two/Windows, Upper Sensor Platform, Main Bridge Module/Base/Windows
    • Stage 2 – Bussard Collector/EM Field Projector, Nacelle Frame/Front/Upper, Warp Engine Field Grills
May 2021
  • Issue 2
    • Free Gift #1 – Collector’s Binder
    • Stage 3 – Main Deflector Dish Center/Reflector/Inner/Supports/LEDs, Battery Box, PCB
    • Stage 4 – 3x Deck Panels, Windows, Escape Pod Covers, Transporter Pad, Reflector Panels/Lights
    • Stage 5 – 3x Deck Bases, Main Shuttlebay Door
    • Stage 6 – Upper Skeleton 4, Skeletal Supports
  • Issue 3
    • Free Gift #2 – Screw Box
    • Stage 7 – Skeletal Supports, Battle Section Rear Neck/Phaser Bank Left & Base
    • Stage 8 – Upper Skeleton 5, Neck Phaser Bank Right & Base
    • Stage 9 – Upper Skeleton 3, Windows/Reflector/Light
    • Stage 10 – Skeletal Supports, Windows/Reflector/Light
  • Issue 4
    • Stage 11 – Upper Skeleton 2, Left Rear Windows/Reflector, Rear Window Lights
    • Stage 12 – Skeletal Supports, Right Rear Windows/Reflector
    • Stage 13 – Upper Skeleton 1, Main Impulse Engine/Reflector
    • Stage 14 – Upper Skeleton 6, Main Impulse Engine Reflectors/Light
June 2021
  • Issue 5
    • Free Gift #3 – T-Shirt
    • Stage 15 – Skeletal Supports, Battle Section Skeleton 1
    • Stage 16 – Upper Skeleton 7, Shuttlebay 2 & 3 Doors
    • Stage 17 – Upper Skeleton 8, Skeletal Supports, Battle Bridge, Deck 8 Base
    • Stage 18 – Deck Panel U1-05, Windows/Reflectors/LEDs, Battle Section Panel A
  • Issue 6
    • Stage 19 – Deck Panel U3-11, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Dorsal Phaser Array I, Battle Section Skeleton 2
    • Stage 20 – Deck Panel U3-12, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Battery Box
    • Stage 21 – Deck Panel U2-06, Transporter Emitter, Dorsal Phaser Array II, Escape Pod Covers, Windows/Light , Battery Box Nut/Cover
    • Stage 22 – Deck Panel U3-08, Escape Pod Covers, Windows/Reflector/Lights, PCB, Docking Latches
July 2021
  • Issue 7
    • Stage 23 – Deck Panel U2-04, Escape Pod Covers, Battery Box Cover, Windows
    • Stage 24 – Deck Panel U1-04, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Left Neck Bracket
    • Stage 25 – Deck Panel U3-07, Windows/Reflector/Light, Escape Pod Covers, Right Neck Bracket
    • Stage 26 – Deck Panel U3-06, Windows/Reflector/Light
  • Issue 8
    • Pre-Order Gift – Pin Set
    • Stage 27 – Deck Panel U2-03, Escape Pod Covers, Battle Section Floor, Windows/Lights
    • Stage 28 – Deck Panel U1-03, Windows/Reflector/Light, Escape Pod Covers, Left Ventral Neck Panel
    • Stage 29 – Deck Panel U3-15, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Docking Alignment Light
    • Stage 30 – Deck Panel U3-16, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Left Neck Panel
October 2021
  • Issue 9
    • Stage 31 – Deck Panel U2-08, Escape Pod Covers, Left Neck Front Lights, Saucer PCB 1/Cable
    • Stage 32 – Deck Panel U1-07, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
    • Stage 33 – Deck Panel U3-02, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Left Neck Rear Lights
    • Stage 34 – Deck Panel U3-03, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
November 2021
  • Issue 10
    • Stage 35 – Deck Panel U2-01, Windows/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Right Ventral Neck Panel
    • Stage 36 – Deck Panel U1-01, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Transporter Emitter Pad, Docking Alignment Light
    • Stage 37 – Deck Panel U3-13, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Right Neck Panel
    • Stage 38 – Deck Panel U3-14, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
  • Issue 11
    • Stage 39 – Deck Panel U2-07, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
    • Stage 40 – Deck Panel U1-06, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
    • Stage 41 – Deck Panel U3-04, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Photon Torpedo Launcher
    • Stage 42 – Deck Panel U3-05, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Transporter Pad, Screw Covers, Secondary Tractor Beam Emitters
    • Special Issue #1 – Enterprise Shuttles Set 1: El-Baz and Goddard
  • Issue 12
    • Stage 43 – Deck Panel U2-02, Windows/Lights, Transporter Emitter Pads, Screw Covers, Secondary Tractor Beam Emitters
    • Stage 44 – Deck Panel U1-02, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Lower Neck Panels
    • Stage 45 – Deck Panel U3-17, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Saucer PCB 2, Warp Field Grill Reflectors, Replacement Parts
    • Stage 46 – Deck Panel U3-18, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Nacelle Light Strip
December 2021
  • Issue 13
    • Stage 47 – Deck Panel U2-09, Windows/Lights, Warp Field Grill Reflectors
    • Stage 48 – Deck Panel U1-08, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Warp Field Grill Reflectors
    • Stage 49 – Deck Panel U3-19, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Warp Field Grill Reflectors
    • Stage 50 – Deck Panel U3-20, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Warp Field Grill Rear Reflectors

2022


March 2022
  • Issue 14
    • Stage 51 – Deck Panel U2-10, Windows/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Nacelle Lower Frame
    • Stage 52 – Deck Panel U1-09, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Transporter Emitter Pad, Nacelle Front Lower, EM Field Projector
    • Stage 53 – Deck Panel U3-01, Windows/Reflectors/Light, Arboretum, Escape Pod Covers, Bussard Collector Reflectors
    • Stage 54 – Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Bussard Collector Reflector Cover
    • Free Gift #4 – Display Stand
  • Issue 15
    • Stage 55 – Deck 2 Base, Saucer Impulse Engines/Reflectors, Battery Box/Switch/Bracket
    • Stage 56 – Dorsal Phaser Arrays, Formation Lights, Nacelle Lower
    • Stage 57 – Lower Skeleton 4, Saucer PCB 3/Cable, Lock Bracket/Pin/Spring, Saucer Power Switch
    • Stage 58 – Lower Skeleton 5, Lock Bracket/Pin/Spring, Formation Light LEDs

At this point, I began a long journey to basically start over and entirely remodel my Enterprise D. This included everything from adding UV resin windows to remote control, electronics, sounds, and custom lighting. This delayed the progress on the rest of the model, but I did keep receiving parts.  Once I completed the overhaul of my Saucer section, I got back to work on continuing the build. I will do my best to explain how the stock build process differs from the changes I have made.

In July 2022, Eaglemoss declared bankruptcy and basically disappeared overnight. This left me and many other builders with unfinished models and no sign that we would ever be able to finish them. With Fanhome’s resurrection of this Enterprise D subscription in 2023, I am going to finish the model.

July 2023
  • Issue 16
    • Stage 59 – Deck Panel L1-06, Windows/Reflector, Transporter Pad, Deflector Array Pane, Ventral Phaser Array, Screw Cover
    • Stage 60 – Deck Panel L2-06, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Battery Box Cover
    • Stage 61 – Deck Panel L3-10, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Outer Frame L4-09, Formation Light Lens, Battle Section PCB
    • Stage 62 – LED Brackets, Ventral LED, Power Connector, Battle Section Upper Bracket/Support Rods
August 2023
  • Issue 17
    • Stage 63 – Deck Panel L1-05, Escape Pod Cover/Bracket, Windows/Reflectors, Bracket Support Rod
    • Stage 64 – Ventral Phaser Array, Nacelle Pylon Skeleton/Side Panel
    • Stage 65 – Deck Panel L2-05, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Port Nacelle Bracket Inner Panel
    • Stage 66 – Deck Panel L1-07, Windows/Reflectors, Escape Pod Cover/Bracket, Phaser Arrays, Port Nacelle Bracket Outer Panel
September 2023
  • Issue 18
    • Stage 67 – Deck Panel L2-07, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Starboard Nacelle Bracket Inner Panel
    • Stage 68 – Deck Panel L3-09, Outer Frame L4-08, Escape Pod Covers, Reflector, Starboard Nacelle Bracket Outer Panel, Phaser Array
    • Stage 69 – Nacelle Bracket Upper Panel, Transporter Pads
    • Stage 70 – Deck Panel L3-11, Outer Frame L4-10, Escape Pod Covers, Reflector, Battle Section Rear, Supply Ports
  • Issue 19
    • Stage 71 – Lower Skeleton 3, Battle Section Rear Left Windows/Reflectors/Lights, LED Brackets
    • Stage 72 – Deck Panel L1-04, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Windows/Reflector, Phaser Array
    • Stage 73 – Deck Panel L2-04, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Battle Section Rear Right Windows
    • Stage 74 – Deck Panel L3-08, Outer Panel L4-07, Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers
  • Issue 20
    • Stage 75 – Deck Panel L3-07, Outer Panel L3-06-07, Escape Pod Covers, Battle Section Front Panel
    • Stage 76 – Lower Skeleton 6, Battle Section Front Windows Left, LED Brackets, Lights
    • Stage 77 – Deck Panel L1-08, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Phaser Array, Battle Section Panel Lights
    • Stage 78 – Deck Panel L2-08, Windows/Reflectors, Lights, Battle Section Front Windows Right
October 2023
  • Issue 21
    • Stage 79 – Deck Panel L3-12, Outer Panel L4-11, Reflector Panels, Escape Pod Covers, Battle Section Panel Lights
    • Stage 80 – Deck Panel L3-13, Outer Panel L4-12, Reflector Panel, Escape Pod Covers, Battle Section Middle Panel
    • Stage 81 – Lower Skeleton 2, Window Panel/Reflector, LED Bracket, Panel Lights
    • Stage 82 – Deck Panel L1-03, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Ventral Phaser Array L03, Windows/Reflectors
November 2023
  • Issue 22
    • Stage 83 – Lower Skeleton 7, Ventral Phaser Array, LED Bracket, Deck Panel Lights
    • Stage 84 – Deck Panel L2-03, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Battle Section Middle Lights/Reflector Left
    • Stage 85 – Deck Panel L3-06, Outer Panel L4-06, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battle Section Middle Window Right
    • Stage 86 – Deck Panel L3-05, Outer Panel L4-04, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Navigation Light Lens, Battle Section Reflector/Lights
  • Issue 23
    • Stage 87 – Deck Panel L1-02, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Windows/Reflector, Ventral Phaser Array, Deflector Dish Outer
    • Stage 88 – Deck Panel L2-02, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Wire Retainers
    • Stage 89 – Deck Panel L3-04, Outer Panel L4-03, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battle Section Lower Bracket, Springs
    • Stage 90 – Deck Panel L3-03, Outer Panel L4-02, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Sliding Door/Bracket
December 2023
  • Issue 24
    • Stage 91 – Deck Panel L1-09, Windows/Reflector, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Ventral Phaser Array, Battle Section Lower Windows
    • Stage 92 – Deck Panel L2-09, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Cover
    • Stage 93 – Deck Panel L3-14, Outer Panel L4-13, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battle Section Lower Left Front Reflector, Lights
    • Stage 94 – Deck Panel L3-15, Outer Panel L4-14, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Navigation Light Lens, Battle Section Lower Windows

2024


January 2024
  • Issue 25
    • Stage 95 – Deck Panel L1-10, Windows/Reflector/Lights, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Ventral Phaser Array, Battle Section Reflector
    • Stage 96 – Deck Panel L2-10, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Battle Section Lower Middle Panel
    • Stage 97 – Deck Panel L3-16, Outer Panel L4-15, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battle Section Lower Left Windows
    • Stage 98 – Deck Panel L3-17, Outer Panel L4-16, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battle Section Lower Left Reflector/Lights
February 2024
  • Issue 26
    • Stage 99 – Lower Skeleton 1, LED Bracket, Deck Panel Lights
    • Stage 100 – Deck Panel L1-01, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Windows/Reflectors, Ventral Phaser Array, Battle Section Windows
    • Stage 101 – Deck Panel L2-01, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers, Battle Section Lower Right Reflector, Stickers
    • Stage 102 – Deck Panel L3-02, Outer Panel L4-01, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Battery Box/Cover, RCS Thruster Quads
March 2024
  • Issue 27
    • Stage 103 – Deck Panel L3-01, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Cargo Loading Door, Transporter Pads, Screw Covers
    • Stage 104 – Battle Section Lower Rear Panel, Navigation Light Lenses, Phaser Strips, Springs, Power Switch Bracket
    • Stage 105 – Lower Skeleton 8, Transporter Pads, Stickers, Screw Covers, LED Brackets, Deck Panel Lights
    • Stage 106 – Deck Panel L1-11/Phaser Array, Windows/Reflectors/Lights, Escape Pod Covers/Brackets, Battery Cover, Magnets

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Issue 28
    • Stage 107 – Deck Panel L2-11, Starboard Nacelle Upper/Navigation Light, Windows/Reflectors/Lights
    • Stage 108 – Deck Panel L3-18, Outer Panel L4-17, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Nacelle Upper Frame/Front/Bussard
    • Stage 109 – Deck Panel L3-19, Escape Pod Covers/Bracket, Nacelle Light Strip/Reflectors/Grille Rear
    • Stage 110 – Saucer Docking Panel, Windows/Reflectors, Starboard Nacelle Grilles/Reflectors
  • Issue 29
    • Stage 111 – Windows/Reflectors, Formation Light Lenses, Transporter Emitter Pads, Warp Engine Grilles/Reflectors
    • Stage 112 – Central Deck Panel, Windows/Reflectors, Nacelle Front Lower, Bussard EM Field Projector Lower
    • Stage 113 – Lower Sensor Platform, Captain’s Yacht, Nacelle Lower Frame
    • Stage 114 – Battery Box Panel, Bussard Collector/Reflectors/Reflector Cover
  • Issue 30
    • Stage 115 – Nacelle Battery Box/Cover/Nut/Bracket, Left Battery Box Panel Cover, Starboard Formation Light
    • Stage 116 – Nacelle Lower, Lock Bracket/Pin/Spring
    • Stage 117 – Saucer Battery Box/Nut/Bracket, Lock Bracket/Pin/Spring
    • Stage 118 – Nacelle Battery Box Cover/Screw, Docking Clamp Fixing Wedges, Screw Cover
  • Issue 31
    • Stage 119 – Right Battery Box Panel
    • Stage 120 – Right Battery Box Panel Cover, Screw Cover, Dorsal/Ventral Saucer Decals, Black Decals