(This info was posted in the Wolf 359 thread, but I just thought I'd make a new one to make sure everybody finds out...)
Captain Kyle Amasov of the TrekBBS e-mailed Gary Hutzel to find out the name of the mystery Galaxy from the DS9 Calendar. Hutzel replied that it was labeled as U.S.S. Ronald D. Moore, named for the famous SF admiral (naturally... ) that we've heard about on all those dedication plaques.
I noticed that the registry of the USS Ronald D Moore has a registry lower than the Galaxy itself. Is it possible to have a class ship with a higher registry number. I know that the Constitution Class had this but since then I have always assumed that registry numbers were sequential.
If this ship is "official" could this Ronald D Moore be one of the ships that was not constructed in the first batch of ships. Instead the registry number was reserved for a galaxy class vessel.
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Cool! So... What are we looking at here? I mean, is it the CGI E-D? The ILM revamp of the model? It looks like the latter to me, since the CGI model usually doesn't have the painted aztec scheme on it...
And as for the Moore being docked all funny, remember that the USS Venture was docked in the same way, albeit to the other side. Obviously, later model Galaxy class ships incorporated a docking hatch on the side axes of the saucer.
In the same vein, many of the windows seem clearly (at least to me) to be textures and not physically indented into the surface of the hull. For a small pic, that would be fine, but that close up, it appears to be quite certainly CGI.
I know nothing about 3-D modeling, so this is just a semi-educated guess.