Here is my latest finished Starship Commission. This one was for Justin Banner of his warp 7 Starship the U.S.S. Oriskany
Go to battle with the klingons in this, your going to come out with only a few scratches!
Awesome! Looks like something made in-between the end of ENTERPRISE (2162) but before Discovery timeframe.
That's exactly what it is, in fact! The Essex-class (of which this is a ship of) is supposed to be the first true Warp 7-capable class of starships -- first flights took place in the early 2160s, like you surmised!
Justin here -- thank you!! A Warp-7 Beauty indeed!