An idle moment. Here is a quick outline of my current thinking about the Independence
-class. Instead of trying to reconcile a version of the Daedalus
concept (which I could never be satisfied with) I've opted to try for something bridging between the Hercules
-class star clipper and my current Discovery
-class cruiser. The problem I have with the Daedalus
idea is the mostly the sperical main hull. I find it an ugainly looking thing to tack on to the front of the ship and it always ends up looking clunky.
I've actually had something of this idea before, but now it's becoming more crystalized.
When will I get around to fleshing this out and modelling it? Good question because I have a number of other projects in mind all waiting to be tackled and some are non Trek.