Not yet complete, but I wanted to see how the 'standby power unit' (or whatever it is) was looking. In keeping with the 'Season 4' concept, these are slightly modified from the originals (which are hard to find good reference shots of, at any rate); the biggest change I've made is opening up the backs of the units so the large tube is visible from either side.
I've also added something that looks more like controls to the apparent control panel
which was already there before, and because this is for "The Time Trap," I've added an opening alcove on the back where Kali, the female Klingon officer, can stash the micro-explosive which Kor hopes will destroy Enterprise
upon their exit from the 'pocket universe.'
EDIT: Following up on some of the discussion below, I've added additional details to the unit, and I think it just might
The control pad is now UV-mapped and has both diffuse and ambient maps to light up the buttons (sorry, it's all one material, so if anything has to change, it will take a new map of all
the buttons ... ). I've also cannibalized the faceplate of the FlatComm to add a display - it seemed an appropriate solution, given Trek
. And, as I cogitated below, I supplanted additional greebling with panel breaks on the ends, to make it look more like something assembled and not just milled out of a solid piece of Engineerium ...