As we continue with the creation of our new set of 3d models for all ships, we have taken the first step to integrate them into the in-game UI. We have added new images for all of the Federation ships, and other races will see some new models for ships they have in common with the Feds, like refineries and freighters. We have not fully integrated the 3d engine yet, but want to start by releasing these static images to show off the new models and give everyone a chance to begin adjusting to them. We will continue to release more models in batches as they are completed.
For those that might prefer to use the older models or find the mix of old and new models jarring, there is a setting to switch back to using the "Classic Pics".