I don't really set poly budgets on these high poly models. I am currently a little over 500,000 poly's smoothed (34,000 polys unsmoothed) and I still have the ammo box, ammo belt, and tripod to build.
I have no plans to make a low poly version. It's hard for me to get motivated to build low poly versions. Once I get the high poly done the thought of rebuilding over the top of everything and baking normal maps to make the low poly is not that appealing to me.
I also have a couple other modeling projects in the works.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675
Last edited by ctbram; 06-04-2012 at 01:30 PM.