Okay here is what I meant.......
For the simple reason that the lines were indeed there albeit faintly. On the dvd episodes you can even see them sometimes on closeups in certain shots. The thing is I also can envision a very finely etched line that would be visible sometimes and practically impossible to see other times, all depending on how light hits the surface of the hull. I would rather have that kind of detail rather than a penciled or decal line that would always be visible no matter what the lighting.I'm surprised you say that Mr. Warped9
And they have indeed already said that if they can't get them that subtle then they will forego doing it altogether.IF they can be subtle enough, sure, but I don't think they can get them that subtle, so I'd just as soon they skip 'em.