I'm yet to attempt to actually create a 3d ship model. At the moment I'm editing ship stats etc so they fit with my view of canon. The main thing that's bugging me is the damage seems way over the top with some ships. Most of the p81 federation ships appear to 'hollow out' when they take even moderate damage. Is it possible to edit the extent of visible damage on the ship models, or even turn it off entirely? Thanks in advance.:)
It is possible to alter the amount of damage a ship takes, it is possible to turn it off and it is possible to build ships that take less damage than others. The final one is done by making sure you have as few overlapping hardpoints as possible, as well as a solid ship to begin with, the other two you'd better look at the hardpoints of ships that damage properly or not at all to see what they've done, or simply switch off visible damage in the options screen before entering the game.