My friggin goodness!! I'm mesmerized! I especially love the way you are dealing with the cockpits, it gives it a sort of shivanish, yet still vasudan vibe!
I also like the ribbing you applied to the top spike. I wonder how something like that would look like on the engine pods (the area you were strugling with)!
Yeah, I know that you think it's not Shivan enough, but sorry, I'll keep the pods as they are. The shapes are quite different (the pods sections is like a half cilinder and the other one is more like in diamond shape. That changes a lot. And to be honest, I worked a lot in the area in which the outher "wings" meet the pods, 'cause the geometry is quite tricky there and I don't want to touch it. Also, I like the way those engine look.
I never got the impression from the retail/enhanced retail .pof that the canopies were recessed. In fact, I'd say they're not. I'd strongly suggest reconsidering the design of the cockpits on those grounds.
...I do love those engines, however.
Well, I don't get the impression it's recessed in the original either but I tried the recessed look and I think it makes the ship feel more armored and it makes the bottom window look like a shivan thing... and I love how that looks. While I like to keep the model true to the original one, I won't make an exact copy of it...
man, I just took a bath 5 minutes ago.
I'm sorry man.