I took the liberty of doing a diagnosis. My diagnosis was, it's the glow maps for the engine tube-things. Check the RGB values for the 'dark' parts of the glow maps there. I'm confident you will discover they are not (0,0,0) and they definitely should be.
For people who can't see it (until I up the contrast), it won't seem like a problem. But for people who can see it (like me), it looks fugly and should be fixed.
I guess he means the engine models look they're self-illuminated.
At least they don't look like they're as dark as the the surface they are on.
Yes. Something similar was previously noticed with some version of the GVF Horus in the mediavps. In that case, the glow maps weren't completely black where they should have been, so people with high-enough color depth settings could see 'glowing' gray ships stark against the black background of space.