This 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D is the most detailed model of its kind. It is based on careful study of the original shooting models created by Industrial Light & Magic. And, for a model that costs upwards of $1500 USD you would think it would be perfect, but you will be wrong. There are always opportunities to customize and add more realistic details to every model.

Luckily, there are communities of fans who, like myself, are passionate about Star Trek.  Some of them will produce amazing custom modifications (mods) you can add to your Eleanor Mustang to give it more accuracy and detail.

Some mods will be very affordable and others are quite expensive. It is totally up to you which ones to install. Every build is going to be slightly different no matter what, so do what you want!

On that note, here is a list of the mods I have chosen for my build. Details on and where to get each mod can be found on their individual pages.

My Custom Mods

ModificationIn Stage(s)
THE MODEL REMODELAnytime - Dedicated Pages
Adding a clear Bridge viewport1
Sanding the windowsBefore Stage 59
From Stage 59 on, Resin Windows
Sealing light leak (windows)Before Stage 59
From Stage 59 on, Panel Windows
Fixing the Emergency Flush Vents1
Painting the Umbilical Connect Ports (Saucer)1
Fixing the EM Field Projectors2, 52
Fixing the Formation Lights2
Updating the Warp Engine Field Grills2
Coloring the windows1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 26, 35, 36, 42, 47, 48, 49
Detailing the Transporter Pads4, 21, 36, 42
Darkening the Main Impulse Engine16
Painting the lower Shuttlebay Doors16
Painting the Forward Torpedo Launcher LED25
Sealing light leak (Docking Alignment Lights on the neck)29, 36
Sanding and Painting the Power Switches35, 56
Modding the Warp Nacelle Lighting45, 47, 48, 49
Dedicated Page
Modding the Bussard Collectors53
Dedicated Page
Lighting the Arboretum53
Diffusing the Saucer Impulse Engine Lights55
Detailing the Warp Nacelle Bases56
Adjustment for forward saucer Nav Light61
Adding custom rear Nav lights74
Adding Speaker Grille Cloth72, 77, 100, 106

Mike Lane Mods

Direct Product LinkUsed In Stage(s)
Lifeboat Hatch TransfersNot yet installed...