if you follow that line, then the defiant broke canon when it came out, having no nacelles or saucer section. Even the galaxy class design was pretty far removed from TOS when it came out.
The fact is ship designs will change as technology evolves..so each generation of ship will look different, not to mention the fact this is set years ahead of the tv series.
That would be ... years Beyond the TV series...
I luv this Vektor design...
I won't be getting it till around the 11th of December, but what a lovely early Xmas present it'll be.
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I try never to look a gift-horse in the mouth, and nor am I unappreciative the work and efforts of those who can do such modelling; however... I have to admit to being quite despondent at the KDF 1000-day reward.
While I acknowledge that the general Klingon design mythos is to be a little more 'industrial' than StarFleet (piping, wires, and actual god-honest guns instead of the sleek arrays of StarFleet) I find myself unmoved at the look of this vessel; I was hoping for something more advanced-looking (like the progress shown in the Vor'Kang or Birok), to show that the Klingons have learnt from their once-allies/now-foes, reflecting the enormous passage of RL subscriber time that has passed to achieve its availability.
I guess I have to look at it as a Hind-D vs a Longbow, and await more details/images. But I am a little down about it.
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