For what it's worth, I'm perfectly fine with releasing the models (hell, I can release the untextured meshes any time I suppose. I modelled 90% of them.)
Mikhael -If you would do that, it would be great! (also it would be the only real reply since I asked the question nearly a year ago). I'm sure someone in the community would eventually re-texture them at some point or we coudl do it ourselves if they are uv mapped already. (simply try new textures in mapped material slots).
I would be curious for all the other resources you might have access to also (effects, maps, ect) if you can get ahold of whoever you need to for final authority, or lacking that as last active member take charge yourself as defactor leader-community rep then?
A 158th modpack would be awesome like was done for: SAH, OTT and also DaBrain...
Mobius - As for condeming a mod "to death", look at where it is now the Archived boards kicked off the Hosted list. It pains me to say it, but aside from deletion it can't get much deaded than that.