I agree. I'm trying to determine just how subtle the shading can be and still matter at all.
I've decided on a certain panel scale and trying to maintain a consistency about that over the various surfaces where any panel shading is used. Even if this ship were larger than it is, I think the paneling on a lot of the Star Trek
ships is under-scaled. Someone calculated that the average panel size on Excelsior
would work out to under a foot square!
The mesh conversion is done, BTW.