guy, i'm embarrassed that i'm finally reading this build. i had it bookmarked for a rainy day, but that was def'ly my mistake.
while drooling over the paint job, i have a bit of memory loss (from a few pages before) how great the construction/build is itself. your paint skills are quite the mesmerizer. makes one forget about everything else!
one question though...and pardon my ignorance on the overall subject of the a-wing (even though i've always loved its overall design), but I'm surprised the two ovaloid thrusters were scratched. it "seems" like i've seen a few jets with those types of thrusters. i presume you know better and have done your homework (since it obviously shows). i just figured those shapes had a donor out there somewhere?
hats way way way off to your man.