right so heres where things are so far - lot of behind the scenes stuff done, and almost ready to get stuck into something final(ish)
using the 3d as diorama /ref > NOT going to be painting over it (Big difference! ). It's something i've done only a couple of times before, and its also endorsed by James Gurney, so i'm not entirely misguided. Also doing a rough blockout of the ship has helped clarify a few things in my mind...whether any of this will make any to difference to the end result remains to be seen!
FURTHER STUDIES etc.
...now all i need is the time, and patience, to finish it....hmmm