Apologies for bumping an old thread and any shame it may bring! Just wanted to say how much I love this scratchbuild - it's the best of Starfleet Clean design (not sure the lettering on the buttons has aged well as a look, but the device is superb). You've done a lovely job on the master, the precision of the build is very therapeutic to watch.
Hypothetically, what's your approach to detailing re: the tapes? Vinyl cut one continuous piece or go as per the originals and lay down strips of tape, overalapping bumps and all?
Is this the same device as the BOBW transporters?