how much you think I should remove from the support struts? For the Republic, I am not sure, I don't too too much research, and so on. I just used the Republic because it was the only Pike Era model ship I had, and it had that weathering that I was looking for. A convenience thing, so to speak. I am going to try and maybe change the name, if it's possible, or make/use another model. This was just shown to give you guys an idea of what will happen. I might even replace it with another ship class all together once I officially start the comics.