Okay, here's the first test render. The top of the hull has the beginnings of the texture on it. You can see through the window and see the pilot's console. I think I'll be changing the nose emblems. Putting both the Starfleet and the UFP symbols on there seemed like a good idea for a craft that would potentially be used for diplomatic functions, but now it seems a bit much.
Ya- I really like this... Something that's nothing like what we'd have now- as opposed to all the gigs that subsequently seem based on contempory winged vehicles...
This design emphasizes the technology of the future!