|Original model by Conrad Mitchell|
|Updated model by Paul McCool|
I enlarged the images by 270%, allowing for a resolution of 300 d.p.i. which enabled me to improve the level of surface detail, and soften some of the blockiness of the original. While I kept to the same basic hues that Conrad had used, I did add several different shades of each to add a bit more depth. The higher resolution also allowed me to add finer details that were absent on the original, such as running lights and even a tiny little Klingon in a window.
|View of original, removable shuttle bay.|
|Revised shuttle bay assembly|
The revised engines are more faceted than the originals, but they build up easier, and still look pretty good on the finished model.
The last big change for the model was a "stealth" version, in black, done at the request of someone on the forums at papermodelers.com.
The models, and instructions can be downloaded here: