Great source for space photos.
Do not hold your breath in a vacuum!
For the ambitious ... http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/star-trek-blueprints.php
Has the deck by deck plans. Be forewarned, this is not a weekend project! One person has been at it for over 5 years, another over 2.
The next tutorial segment will cover putting a roof on the bridge. Pics are in the editing room.
A few details to note. Not all schematics on the same item are precisely ‘the same’. Not all of them are 100% possibly with reality checks. So now and then “management decisions” have to be made. AFAIK, normally one tends to go with information actually displayed in the movies and television series. However TOS shows were created a long time ago now and this is not always advisable. No the bridge would not really have stage lights and cameras on display for example.
My 2 cents on Bridge roofs. Why would one put the bridge on the top of the ship only to cover it over with solid metals and artificial lighting?! Sky roofs! Good golly, what a view of space! Sitting in a clear glass [but way stronger - hmm - transparent aluminum? - worked for whales!] type structure with a panorama view of space is AWESOME.
Anyway ... after the roof is done one can start working on the control panels etc so reference images will be needed.
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/mcmaster-uss-enterprise-bridge-blueprints.php for some schematics
Now there’s an easy way to do the control panel layouts and a hard way ... as the easy way means easier for texturing, that’s the method I’ll be illustrating. The end result will be about as high res as one can possible make them IF so desired. This is not aimed for gaming where putting the textures for the entire bridge on 1 sheet is okay.
You will also need to use an image editor; one that can rotate and resize selections.
Update: Here are a few more links for those interested.
Having found a few better references on some points, I’ll be redoing some of the bridge so there’s no tutorial this week however I expect to have several days available next week for modeling so hopefully we’ll have something then.
http://www.startrekdesktopwallpaper.com/new_wallpaper/Star_Trek_Enterprise_NCC1701_In_Space_freecomputerdesktopwallpaper_1600.shtml for a good view of the ship including bridge area