The very first model in the collection is the Enterprise D from ST: TNG, the seventh Starfleet ship bearing that name. I expect there will be tonnes of these on eBay (yep, there is – I just checked).
The saucer section is die-cast metal whilst the battle section is made of several plastic pieces. The warp engine field grill is translucent turquoise plastic and the bussard ram scoops translucent red, which adds a bit of colour and light to the model. The detail is very good for a model of this size. There appears to be some details missing such as the tractor beam emitter and warp core hatch, though this may be because the model is based on an early design of the Enterprise. Generally though all the major features are there – Captain’s yacht, lifeboat hatches, docking ports, transporter emitters and so on.
I’m very happy with the quality of the model. It is well painted in most areas, though the deflector array paint job is not very neat. It has a satisfying heft and a simple yet effective stand. I’m looking forward the future Enterprise D refit with the third nacelle – I’m assuming it will be the same basic model with additional pieces attached.
I give the Enterprise D full marks – 5 out of 5 badges. The minor imperfections are so trivial they really don’t affect how cool the ship looks sitting on my desk.