Better than nothing.
Right now I'm just wishing for a Loki and Zeus model with cockpits in them (me and my daydreaming again
). The FS1 Terran fighters only have those remaining... then with some decent glowpoints and shiny effects, it'll pass off as HTL for me.
One thing I like about ships done this way is that with the cockpits and texture improvements, they can at least be put side-by-side with say, the HTL Ezechiel, and still look 'right'. Not perfectly right as with a true HTL model of course, but still presentable. Saves a fair bit of effort compared to doing up a full HTL design IMO.
I think the Artemis and Artemis DH (their rear wings are different?
) would benefit from this as well - some old thread mentioned that a true HTL one didn't really improve on quality that much for the cost of polygons used...