The Insignia MSD is really kicking my ass, so I decided to finish up these puppies (well, I say finished, there are some glitches here and there that I’ll see to when I can be arsed!). This is my favorite ship class from the entire Trek universe, one that still oozes the sense of power, majesty and sophistication.
A brief history of the USS Saturn:
Originally the USS Northampton, the ship was built for use as a heavy cruiser during the Dominion war. At the time, only key parts of the ship were completed leaving the superstructure approximately 80% empty.
When the war ended, she was deemed to be intact enough to be repaired and fully fitted out. As the refit was to be almost a complete rebuild, the latest technologies were incorporated into the plans endowing the completed vessel with enhanced capabilities compared with the original Galaxy design specifications.
And yes, all the lifeboat hatches are sequentially numbered!
Someone who’s name escapes me (sorry if you’re reading this! Drop me a line!) did some 3D renders of a magnificently accurate Galaxy class mesh for me.
All I had to do was plonk the name and registry in the appropriate places and add a background, then soften up the render to give it a more realistic look.
Not bad for my first ever attempt, if I may say so myself.
While I am focusing on the Saturn:
Please note, not a single suffix in sight!