(dukedexter @ Dec. 27 2008,05:53)QUOTEfirst I need to collect some decent stills to work from, particularly the rear end.I took over 200 screenshots from VHS copies that I've cataloged specifically for model/texture reference. I'll upload a few of the better ones and repost shortly.
(dukedexter @ Dec. 27 2008,05:53)QUOTEWhat colour scheme did you use? My DVDs are pretty fuzzy and the colour balance is awful.The few photos I've seen of the actual X-Bomber model appear to give it a yellow-brown tinge. Both of these come from the SF Multimedia gallery here on sfxb.co.uk....but I've (tentatively, at least) gone with a completely neutral greyscale set of textures on my model. I actually need to recreate my textures because I originally made them for a previous model before I had the above line drawings as a "proper" reference; they no longer fit the pieces correctly. I'll probably use a browner scheme when I do recreate them.
(dukedexter @ Dec. 27 2008,05:53)QUOTEI have a bad habit of picking less well-known designs and spending forever looking for reference materialHear, hear! I've also spent way too much time doing the same.