Hi all, I'm throwing my hat into the ring and trying to design my own model. To be honest I've had a couple of abortive attempts before but RL had a horrible habit of kicking me in the n*ts. Since I moved to Turkey I've had a little more free time so here we go again I been wanting to have a go at a star trek ship ever since I saw John Eave's beautiful Sovereign class waaaaaaaay back in '96. She's easily the best thing about 'Next gen' trek. I decided I wanted Sovereign era styling on a tri nacelled fast cruiser, basically a 2370 - 80 update of the venerable Niagara class. I'm also a fan of Mr Eaves's conceptual 'Donut' ships and it shows i think So here are the pics of what I've assembled so far, The texture on the saucer is taken from the refit E and is there as a place holder to help me when I get the damn thing unfolded and into Coreldraw for detailing. I'm trying to keep the model relatively easy to build and I plan to have the vast majority of the detail in the textures. Any tips, criticisms etc would be welcomed!