"Work" has been progressing nicely. Here, the additional windows in the front have been added. Eventually, for the playa the glass will be removed so it doesn't attract dust and make for poor visibility. Krylon fusion was used to give it the Titanium gray look. Pods and a few of the decorations have been added. The decorative caps on the engine barrels are for transport. On playa the engines have an internal light show.
Had some problems with heat and the hot glue. Ship began to fall apart when the temp got above 90. Glue went soft and panels did not hold. Resorted to building an internal structure of PVC and screwing the coroplast on. Much stronger. Next steps are to add a few more physical decorations, then have my daughter the artist, bring the structure to life with a real detailed painting, then seal it all. After that the lights can start to go on and the dust proofing of the motor can be done.
Went to see Star Trek "Into Darkness". I joked to a friend afterwards that I was disappointed the shuttles in the movie looked so much better than the one I'm making. "That's true", he replied. But those shuttles are CGI. Yours is actually closer to being real. Bless his heart