Having always been a fan of the old Deadulus Class starship, I was pleasantly surprised to see a return to the spherical pimary hull in the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation – “All Good Things…”. The U.S.S. Pasteur was an elegantly simple design. And of cours, I was inspired to try my hand at incorporating the spherical primary hull into my own designs. What you see here is not the first attempt. There were two that came before, but this is my favorite…the Pathfinder Class Exploration Cruiser.
Here is an updated MSD for the Galaxy Class Federation Starship. I recommend you check out Alexander Richardson’s blog lcarsgfx.wordpress.com. He has a lot of great work there and was nice enough to allow us to post examples of his Master Systems Displays. Give him some traffic, please.
Here is an awesome rendering of the MSD for the Akira Class Federation Starship, again from Alexander Richardson @ http://lcarsgfx.wordpress.com/.
Now that we have covered most of the Canon starship schematics, and before we get into some of the many non-Canon ships I have come across online over the years, I thought doing a run of Master Systems Displays would be a good idea. We will start here with the MSD of the Saber Class Federation Starship, as rendered by Alexander Richardson. This and many others including non-Trek related ships can be found on his blog at http://lcarsgfx.wordpress.com/.