+1 for invisible unless hit.
On the one hand, the conformal shape is VERY cool, on the other hand i had hoped for the shields to extend far enough that skilled bomber pilots could fly inside them for extra damage / avoiding the shields. Is the size of the shields still up for negotiation or set?
Need to see the effects in motion to get a really good impression, but from the screenshots bottom left looks best. Top left and bottom right are too opaque, hiding too much of the ship. Top two look too clean/smooth.
Being more visible towards impact points would be great, however i am aware that with potentially hundreds of overlapping impact points that might simply be too challenging to implement in a good way.
Visible emitter origins is a very nice touch - especially if it ties into gameplay and you can target and destroy the emitters!
Not sure if clear blue is a colour that matches Starfold designs well. I guess that is easy to change and experiment with, i could imagine some “dirty” industrial orange to look quite good for SFC.
(In my imagination, Blue = Deltans, Green/White = Centaurans.)
As for the Whale, make Hat and Monocle optional please. I would prefere it without them.