Okay, I think this is how the escape pods are going to work:
I haven't done much detailing on the interior of the pod compartments, no hinges or supporting framework on the back side of the armored panels, nothing like that. I have a pretty good idea what all of that would look like and I might do it some time down the road, but probably not any time soon.
I think this also has the added benefit of breaking up those larger hull plates a bit and adding more visual interest without cluttering things up.
This thread has been going for almost 5 years and with the amount of detail Vektor put into this design I'm wondering if you are actually planning to build this in the real world