and @ jafo- it looks much better, not sure what the purpose of the beamer is (of course, it could be usefull as an non interuptable weapon...)
also, you might want to shrink the large side sections a bit (heightwise, assuming you can) as they seem to be a bit too close to the edge of the aegis'd piece for comfort.
The beamer (Tracker actually for 360 degree target acquisition) was put in as an afterthought to be able to at least hit a really fast mover (as one of the bosses is reputed to be). I really don't know if it will be doing any good on its lonesome though.
The side sections are very deliberately created with the height in mind - one of the rules for Aegis is that you can't completely cover an entire side with Aegis shielding, so the sides are poking around the Aegis shield by design - they are re-enforced so can take some punishment. And even if the sides are blown off, the meat of the ship is tucked in behind the Aegis shield (also by design).
@Jafo, it doesn't do too badly even with its giant armor pieces poking out the sides. Also, can you fix the NLI post, its a nice mockup, but putting the pictures side by side is breaking the frames.
Sorry about that - fixed. I didn't see any issue on the two computers I have used to view the forum so was not aware. Thanks for the notification.