magicsy - cheers man, I would like to finish it off as I like the heavy feel to it and it'd be nice to see it properly textured. I'm glad you got yours in btw - well done
thanks joe - I'm glad you think it looks like a transformer, that means its a job (nearly) well done
pbman - yeah it was my third playblast and I didn't realise it creates it at 25/30 frames per second and you can't control the speed. The hands are the raised bit at the back of the ship and its hard to see what they are doing from that angle. I've got a better rendered iff sequence but haven't done any video editing before so couldn't get that up as a completed video.
Hey the new challenge sounds cool - think I might improve the modelling and rigging on this baby and use it. 2 months to learn better rigging and some basic animation sounds better than spending a few weeks modelling and then rushing the final animations.