Hey Noak, not sure how you found this thread as it fell off the front page months ago but cheers for bringing this back to life because i was away from maya so long i'd completely forgotten i was doing this.
As for the job in modelling i know that i wouldn't make it through the first day without getting fired.
Pure_Morning, Thanks for the advice. I started modelling this for the fun of doing so and not really as a modelling exercise, so i wasn't really bothered about how high my poly count got. I'll have a look and see if i can find this model on any backup CDs, although i doubt it as i never remember to back anything up. If i can't find it i'll start it again but using your low res approach.
I can see you've got another big movie to your name now, life at Framestore CFC hey.