Take a close look at the computer screen in the image that accompanies the article. I see file names for plans for the 1st pilot, 2nd pilot and production versions! Gary Kerr is on the job!WOOHOO!
Hoping they do the "parts for all 3 versions" thing that Tom Sasser did for them on the 1/1000 kit.
In your world, is the motto: "Aw, close enough for government work"? Having seen the amazing research and detail Mr. Kerr puts into his work, I'm confident that for the first time, in any scale, and for any version, there will be an Enterprise model that doesn't need months of reworking or three times the price of the model in aftermarket fixes. I didn't have any confidence in this kit before I knew Gary Kerr was coming on board. Now I can't wait.
The fabricators in China work from jpegs that are emailed to them, not from large sheets of blueprints. You have to break the plans into small, bite-size chunks (annotated to the hilt with dimensions) that can be printed, scanned, and emailed. You need separate plans for each version of the ship, plus I'm going into extreme detail. For example, I've got a separate plan of the ridges in a cross-section of the rear nacelle vents.