happymat!! ha ha - thanks a lot mate - really appreciate the good words.
yeah - i'm basically just trying to recreate, as close as possible, the office where i work as an exercise to practise texturing. at the moment i'm just wiring everything up and adding a few last details and then i plan to start doing some renders and a few close ups. I 'm hoping to get it finished up in the next week so i can move on to something else.
thanks again mat - i'm looking forward to seeing your next project!