I don't know why I haven't posted on your thread yet Witchy. I've been looking at it constantly awaiting each and every update. lol As Mike said, softening the normals will do wonders for your model. Sometimes you can just select your object and choose EditPolys>Normals>Soften and other times you will have to selet specific edges to get the look you want. Softing normals appropriately has a lot to do with which edges you choose and where they lie on your model. If you get black spots when really intruely you shouldn't, you may have to display normals and reverse them.
Ok. There's your crash corse in normals. I don't know if you already knew all that or not, but let's hope you learned something if you didn't.