DraikNova, on 15 October 2012 - 08:37 PM, said:
if you build minifig-scale, and the ship is for long journeys, give it a larger cockpit.
See, this is what makes sci-fi interesting; all the world views are so diverse since it doesn't exist yet. Even in minifig scale (which it is; there is a small interior), I tend to think of a ship of this size much closer to a truck/train/plane than a sea-going ship, and hence the interior is designed with that sort of accommodation in mind, though I could totally see it going the other way. And you could always argue about how automated your systems should/shouldn't be - I used to do civilian ships with multi-person flight decks, but more recently it's like what exactly is there to control here?
vynsane, on 15 October 2012 - 02:44 PM, said:
I also think the engines could/should be larger
This is also an internal debate I had going too: early on I was planning to use round engines with some hubs around a round 4x4 core, and these looked pretty beefy, but they didn't match the rest of the styling. At first I thought the current slab engines were indeed a little small, but the 2x8 bank of thrusters had the same area as the original 4x4 core, so that's how I ended up convincing (or rationalizing) myself that it was ok.
Also arm and pod noted. Probably not for my next ship, but I like nonetheless. Just didn't occur to me due to my truck/train/place schema.