A bunch of folks have been heckling me to do this one, so here it is. And MSD of an Excelsior class ship, upgraded after being pulled out of mothballs to take part in the dominion war. Named for a place I once lived in.
There is a lot of on screen evidence to show that the defiant was actualy meant to be an 8 deck ship. The map in the turbolifts shows 8 decks. The window configuration hinted at something much larger than 4 or 5 decks and flying along side a Miranda class, the defiant certainly looked big enough for 8 decks.
So, here is what an 8 deck defiant MSD might look like. Extra large as a christmas treat to anyone watching.
Here’s an LCARS Master Systems display I recently finished. It was a commission for someone who wishes to remain nameless.
Not much is known about the Sabre class. There is a section about it in the ST:DS9 Tech manual but said publication is notoriously innacurate so cannot be trusted, even though it is the only canon reference.
The tech manual has the Sabre class at about 53 metres tall. That would allow for 13 decks at 4 metres each.
Another reference I found on the web had the ship at 48 metres tall.
I decided to go for something in between.