Nice progress here. I really like your idea for the phaser emplacements, but I have to agree that it seems the would need some ability to move along both the x- and y-axis to allow for adequate fire coverage. Doesn't necessarily mean we have to see a "ball turret" visible on the exterior of the ship, though, I think, so I'm sure it could work within the structure you've created. One thought regarding the torp launchers, if you're interested in trying something different: I've always thought there was no reason you couldn't have dual paired launchers stacked vertically on the "neck" instead of horizontally (though, I'm apparently one of the only people who actually likes the torp launchers on the TMP E.) Also, I doubt it's possible, but the only thing I have always thought should have been changed, even on the original (fair warning, sacrilege to follow), is that the "neck" should somehow be thicker. I know all the arguments about it not "needing" to be thicker, but I've just always thought it would be interesting to see what it would look like if the neck were even just a little bit thicker; not Ent-B thick, mind you, but a bit more structurally significant, if you will. In fact, that leads me to another thought I've long had ..., but I'll stop for now.