Another few months, another tiny bit of progress.
I finally got some time to work on this again, decided to shift focus back to the saucer section. Specifically, I wanted to finally give this thing a proper impulse engine.
I want to be able to have the saucer detach, and the secondary hull operate independently, like the Galaxy class. The darkened second impulse drive tucked under the main one is the drive for the secondary hull, which would stay offline until the saucer separates.
Please let me know what you all think, hopefully I might still be able to make time to work on this some more soon.