The Udvar-Hazy Center recently had an open day, so several people got to check out the Enterprise model in her restoration lab setting. Most of the photos in this post come from a great gallery by Dan Johnson, who got loads of shots showing both the model in situ, and details - Check out the full gallery.
a recent Smithsonian blog from the restoration team. Shown here is the saucer paint under ultraviolet light. The paint on the top side of the saucer is the original, and is cracking due to shrinkage over time. The smoother looking finish on the bridge area is from previous restoration work.
Continue after the jump for a few more highlights from Dan Johnson's great gallery, check out the Smithsonian blog for more details on the restoration, and see my previous report for information about the display the Enterprise will end up in when all this work is done.
Finally, here's the amusing sign that now guards the former sight of the Enterprise in the museum gift shop (as shared on Facebook by Dwayne Day):