… aaaand this is the point where i cry because i can’t get my designs out from my head onto paper/digital model without something being lost in translation…
Something i just noticed about the Vaygr and Hiigaran Battlecruisers, and even the Heavy Cruiser (to a much less noticeable extent), is that the front of the ships are all more narrow than the back of the ship, in both dimensions. That isn’t something that really exists in the current concept. It widens near the front, and then just stops.
I’m not saying that design influence has to be followed, but part of me wonders if that will help somehow.
Also, you could use a lot of the features from Talros’ model. You say you don’t like the nose or back, but what if you use the rest? Replace the spine of his concept with the spine of the current concept.
Despite all my criticisms otherwise, I’m really rather fond of the side profile/silhouette of the current concept.
In other news, my new computer arrived a week early, today!
the other thing you could do is: from the side, it looks like it has a really thin, fragile neck. Try increasing the distance between the top profile line, and the bottom progile line, and that might help as well.