I'm sure i am not the only person who has wondered about this since the dawn of Starbound. The starter ships are always seen with the interior exposed. The only instance when we see even a glimpse of what they are like to an outside viewer is during the intro flying out of orbit cutscene. Why? It bothers me especially when i enter the ship during the starting mission. Why isn't a complete version used? It also bothers me, because i want that darn cool looking ship for myself. Sure, i already have one floating in orbit, but damn if i dont need like 7 of them, all rusting in a hangar! The point is, the ships are cool and the sprites are needed. I will put this hunt to rest if the sprites were lost, or if the ships just were always like that, but i just need to know why it is like it is. Guesses are welcome as well. Thank you P.S. If anybody is interested in trying to replicate that tiny ship from the cutscene as a regular sized tin can, do tell.