Mariner Class said:
It almost looks retractable.
At one time I was toying with the idea of concealing all the heavy weapons on this ship, not including the phaser arrays, and the design of the torp launchers above and below the main deflector has its origins in that idea, but that's not really what's intended anymore.
Frankly, the problem I'm having right now is that the torp launchers are just too big. I've scaled down the actual tubes, but the assembly as a whole is still bulkier than I'd like, especially considering that the same assemblies are supposed to appear in several other locations and I'm afraid they're going to stick out like sore thumbs. I'm debating on whether or not to scrap the assemblies I have, including the hull insets in the neck and deflector cowling, and start over with something similar but a little less obtrusive.