yes the nacelles are very different from the "boring" tube like nacelles on the enterprise-d also the design seems strong, powerful like the defiant not fragile like other ships, it's one of the ships that when you see them you say this one must carry a hell of a punch
That was the idea, to take away from the Star Trek look and have something more "Original" I just wish I could make my own meshes but for now I'll take my que fro, Lucas who kit bashed a bunch of stuff even the guys from Trek did it so I'm guessing it's the norm I hope nobody takes offense.
I've made a couple of meshes but (technically) I guess they're full of issues. I've kinda lost the patience for it now and rely on people much more qualified than myself
I've kitbashed myself. The only caveat I'd say is check the read me. Many modelers give permission to use the mesh exactly as you wish but some may get a little antsy if their mesh is kitbashed without credit. Trouble is, on the older meshes the e-mail is out of date anyway.