I very much apreciate the thanks, to be honest it feels good to put something out that people use and apreciate. As long as we are being honest, the only thing that I am doing is the walkthrough, and a (very) little bit of opptimizing the original tut for 2.66. It was originally for 2.49. If you aren't using either of those (which I think is likely), then the thanks goes to FSF for the original tut, which kicks royal ass. Yes doing walk throughs is a hell a great deal of work, especially since I screw crap up and have to go back and fix it, but HT put it best when he said..."The more people we have that can make cool stuff, the more cool stuff we have to play with". I learned a great deal outside of the tut from people like Black Wolf, The Dagger, Rampage and FSF, i thought that it should be included as we walk through. Anyway, my thanks to you guys for trying to follow it, I'm fairly certain that I speak for anyone who has made a tutorial when I say "We make them in the hope that they will be used".
Let's statrt from the top....
Dragon. You know every bit as much as I do about turrets. That is something that I mean to change. I have been thinking about doing a cruiser with animated modelling, turrets (obviously, it is a cruiser), name plate and animated texture. Doing this as a separate thread that would flow a great deal like this one, think of it as an advanced tut that requires me to learn these things. Be fun to make. So while the current answer may be, I have nothing for you, you may want to wait to see what happens next. Also, there is a plethura of material in the Modding tutorials and resources thread here on the modding board. BUt that is still something I plan to work on after this.
Eskimo. Welcome aboard. Glad that you like what we are doing and glad to be of help to ya. There are so many people here who are so much more knowledgeable than I am, they can help a great deal. Might I suggest looking at the very top of this page and finding HLP > IRC. I can be found (usually) in Hard-Light, Freespace, or SCP. But glad to have you aboard.
ssmit. Thanks for not giving up after I screw soimething up.
everyone else. Thanks for your support in this endeavor.