Thanks very much for the kind words! It really means a lot coming from you.
We worked our collective tails off on that project. Preston said it best: "A LOT of work has gone into this model." I still can't believe just how many hours it took.
It would have been nice to see more of it on screen. I'm just thrilled though to see something I designed and helped build flying through space like that.
BTW, this project will be the cover story of the next issue (Vol 29) of Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller magazine due out April 20. They have agreed to feature it in three parts. The first part deals with construction, the second will deal with lighting, and the third and final installment will cover finishing/painting and filming the completed model.
The issue is out early! It is shipping right now. Magazines are starting to arrive at dealers. You can order direct from www.scififantasymodeller.co.uk in the UK. In the US, you can order from FAB Gear.
I guess I should update this thread to point out that Part 2 of the article on building the "C" movie model appeared in the July issue (Volume 30) of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeler magazine. Part 2 covers lighting the ship in great detail.
Part 3 (Volume 31) features an interview with the filmmakers and also with Rick Ingalsbe about painting and finishing the model. It is due out early next month.