Not really a waste. I succesfully made a Nebulaized Constitution, the Swift class. The nacelles are placed on their side, instead of donw, like on a Miranda, and it has the large pod on two struts
That is what I'm doing. On mine (which I will call the Bulldog-class) has the nacelles down (like a Miranda) and a pod on one strut. The strut is based on the neck from the Constitution-class (I'm too lazy do come up with something new on that front).
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Well, in common usage (at leats that I've seen), a Miranda-style ship is any ship that has the components of a traditional-design ship, but w/ the nacelles slung under. More specifically, the Miranda, Centaur, Nebula, and the proposed Endeavour from FC (or, actually, not from FC...).
Erm... It was called the Endeavour, wasn't it...?
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The Endeavour was a Nebula-ised Sovereign due to appear in FC - it was to be the Admiral's ship which was destroyed. But it was shelved when they needed to have the Defiant appear to get Worf in the film.
Long before this was revealed, I designed the Monarch-class, a ship with a similar concept. . . two pics exist, my original and one that Vorleychops did with better nacelle details. I don't have either loaded on my webspace, though. They were on Jim Stevenson's page. . . I'll upload them tonight if anyone's interested (he said hopefully). 8)