I really love the way this looks. You've really captured how McQuarrie painted it initially. Now that you have an extra week, I'm sure you'll be able to finish it up enough to have it ready! We're all pulling for you bro!
Thanks for the comments guys, the extra week has helped no end, it also ended up being a very busy week in work, with tiredness & having to bring a work computer home to do some graphics, I'm feeling frustrated that I'm not using this extra time to it's full, thats why I haven't posted any updates.....I have been working on the underside, but haven't had time to photo.......anyway heres what I've been up to:
I re-did the radar dish, this is the redundant Finemolds 1/72 (I bought a larger one for my FM Falcon off Scratchy)
John, I made the dish originally with the kit's part, I thought it looked a bit small so I increased it's circumference.
Every time I looked at it I could clearly see the difference of the original part & the stuck on 'enlarger' piece, it just annoyed me.....the Revel's dish is exactly the same size as the undersized FineMolds one.....so basically its back to the original size
Some more of the underside etc, some of this Im not happy with & might go back & re-do
The ramp is temporary, I like the extending ramp in RMQ's paintings, I made this a a test, but I think whoever would be boarding would bump their head halfway up the ramp:
The gear doors.....made quickly & it shows, I'll remove these & ensure all are the same angles:
The time is up for the competition, but it unfortunately worked out that I was very busy at my day job & I even had to bring a works computer home to do graphics, very frustrating.....two deadlines, I submitted pictures of the (sort of) finished areas.
Good luck to all the entrants
Thanks for looking, John