I've been Playing through Mass Effect 3, and it's bloody fun. From a design point of view, the universe is stunning. I love the Syd Mead inspired aesthetics, and the spaceships are just brilliant. The Normandy may have even dislodged the Millennium Falcon as my favourite ship ever. But (and there is always a but) I think the Normandy Shuttle (kodiak) is kinda average. - well it's not that bad. But considering the other ships are so cool, and it gets so much screen time, I thought it would be cooler. Actually, the concept drawing of it is ace - I really like the top right. But the final design feels a little less agile, I think partly to do with the opposing nascelle engines which seem to contradict oneanother.
Anyway, I'll stop moaning. Here is my attempted re-take on it. A more streamlined dropship which carrys different compartments depending on the mission.