Looks like the Federation is taking designs from the Klingon's. It also looks like the bridge module is warp capable. Was that intentional? It would be fitting with the design elements; like one large escape pod holding the majority of the senior staff.
From what I understand the bridge on Federation vessels are built separate from the rest of the saucer and can be switched out fairly easily; the same is true for battle-bridges. Adding warp nacelles is logical step up from there. They don't have to be obvious, though - the nacelles could be set on fold-out pylons.
Thanks for the compliment- I will try and think up something in time. And have you seen some of the entries being submitted? They are just using other peoples designs as their own. Im sure whatever design they go with will be fantastic...are you going to enter?
Oh that are great news, I wish you luck and will vote for you. Yeah some entries are just weird, i mean submitting pictures of the original ships from the franchise? That's just low. And using other peoples work is the worst that they can do. Hopefully they will make a good decision. I think I'm not talented enough at designing ships also I'm really bad at drawing
i like the over all design... but... Watch your angles and perspective, your starboard nacelle is bigger than the port when it should be smaller... its the little things that tweak a pic...the bridge should be move a tiny but to to port to center it in the groove down the center hull...or it looks to be shifted to starboard... love the detail levels but it is a very complex shape... the devil's in the details...
Thanks! I always try to do something different from the usual saucer and 2 nacelle look. And I like your designs too - you are also making a break from the traditional layout but still keeping that star trek look....very nice