Since the original version from First Contact was a low resolution model meant only for background shots, I took some liberties to increase the density of detail as well as steer the style more towards the Galaxy class with some subtle hints at the Defiant and Nova class lineage as well. The U.S.S. Peterson is named after my good friend and expert modeler Eric Peterson who has often assisted me in the finer points of engineering and practical design.If you visit Phoenix's website you'll find an in-universe account of the Saber class' history, and more pictures of this version of the design.
Thursday 9 October 2014
D. M. Phoenix's Saber class
2015 Ships of the Line calendar, regular contributor D.M. Phoenix gathered a force of Saber class ships. Phoenix has now posted more images of his reimagined Saber class on his website, as well as a bit of back-story on the development of the class. Here's his real-world summary of the design: