After the Excelsior, the Enterprise-A was much easier. Smaller model and less decals.
There were still some tricky parts, specifically the nacelles again, but having a smaller model actually made them easier to get applied and aligned without any tears.
The finished ship, my only regret is the mess I made of the black around the Bussard collectors (which the decals didn’t cover at all). I bought a second kit to make eventually, I think when I do that I’ll not worry about painting that part or I’ll try taping it.
And here’s the trio of Enterprises, I love seeing the scale differences.