fully its development. from 3D models and assemblies took about 2 years.
Actually I've read somewhere that the original (Lightwave maybe?) models had multiple object groups on them which the modellers could turn on and off for rendering to save some on the poly count if the model was farther away.!!! I see detail on your model I didn't know the original even had!
I posted the links some time ago, go to this thread to find them.Awesome job, and even that doesn't cover it, very very cool, is there going to be a download of it available?