Okay, I'm in the final stretch now. I'm working out some of the remaining details using paintovers before I proceed to the actual modeling, just like I did with the booster engines a while back. And as long as I was at it, I thought I'd do some coloring and experiment with some textures as well. Bear in mind this is not on the actual model, it's just overlaid in Photoshop.
I might have overdone it with the nicks and scratches, but I plan to add some weathering on top of it that should make everything blend quite a bit.
If all goes well, I'm aiming to finish around
the first of next month. I still have a fair amount of brute-force modeling work to complete on the sails, though, so we'll see.