Thanks for the suggestion on the Borkum. I will give it a try in the "Real Design" forum. Hopefully they will be as helpful over there as you have been here.
Here's another rev. I downsized to the Self Defense Launch System and just ESSM. Got the smaller illuminator and fleshed out the satellite communications suite. Cleaned up some unneccessary "overhang" shading.
Any more feedback? Have I captured the key components of "Shipbucket" style?
If this were ever to be good enough to get uploaded to the "big show," I presume it would go under Alternate Universe, but not in one of the fictional navies. I have noticed that the naming of the file is important to the proper workings of the Shipbucket archive. Would this filename be "USA_OPV_Bullog", "USA_PB_Bulldog", or "USA_FS_Bulldog"?
Thanks for your help.