This truly looks fantastic in person. It is probably the best of its kind. The only problem is that it is just a bit too small to be a 1/3788 represenation. It doesn't quite fit with a FASA/Gamescience Fed CA (SFB scale).
Again, great ship once it's printed. However, like your other JJ ships, I think the nacelles mounting struts need to be a little thicker to avoid warping or bending during shipping. The first one I received was actually broken and the second was quite bent up (although heat fixed it to some extent).
This is a fantastic looking ship once it's printed. However, the two that I've received from Shapeways have problems with the nacelles being warped. I think you need to make the struts attaching the engines to the engineering section a bit thicker. It would help a lot and wouldn't hurt the look.
These looks great in FUD. I would recommend making the phasers on the top of the saucer stand out a little more. They don't really show up in the printed version as well as the two on the bottom of the saucer for whatever reason. I ended up getting 4 of these and it's the same thing on all of them.
Otherwise a perfect replacement for the rather clunky Fed Destroyer and Scout by Zocchi or SFB.
A note to miniature designers: scale matters. Are you building ships in 1/3788 (SFB scale), 1/7000 (Micromachine TNG), 1/1800 (Axis & Allies), 1/3125 (Federation Commander), etc. This really makes a difference.
jscott991 This is the best looking WWI ship on Shapeways ( I think I own them all).
However, the WSF polished is extremely prone to damage. The masts, turrets, and things that stick out on the sides have all arrived broken or bent. It's quite a crapshoot.