Another model finished!
This one was a labor of love for a long time. I spent two months on it, getting it nearly done, then several bad things happened at once and I just had to shelve it... I'm sure if you've built models before you know exactly the kind of disheartening happenstance this is.
But a couple months ago I decided to pull it off the shelf and finish it up in time for a contest. The things I had to fix were the bridge window, the middle engine lacking a thruster, the engine bells lacking the thrust vectoring plates, and the strakes on the front of the ship. I don't know why I didn't just *fix* them... they turned out to be rather simple fixes in hindsight. And after all that was fixed, I did some final touchups and weathering on it.
As you can see, it has a fully self-contained lighting system. Nearly all the greebles on it were made from tank and aircraft model kit parts (including several machine guns, which are some of my favorite greebles), and I'm quite happy with how they all turned out. The main bridge and boarding operations bridge both have small rooms behind them with crew, though they don't show up well in photos. The turrets also all rotate and elevate.
Here are more photos of this little beauty:i.imgur.com/kkvnndw.jpgi.imgur.com/zpaIKRh.jpgi.imgur.com/YmTr1wS.jpgi.imgur.com/h9NE4EK.jpgi.imgur.com/N7QsJ61.jpgi.imgur.com/rQw4Sdu.jpgi.imgur.com/l2sjZEM.jpg