Yeah, I should've been more clear in the OP that this was still a WIP... hence why i'm giving it until the weekend to finish. Been working waaay too long on this one.
On the scrap heap it belongs, imo. No shading at all. Maybe you're one of these people who shades after the fact (which is a horrible idea imo),
Yeah, I shade after I finish building the ship, then apply weapons/sprites etc. Horrible? How so
or maybe you just don't ever bother with shading (this is the impression I've gotten from previous ships you made).
The shading is still there, but i've considerably toned down the contrast in shading level (roughly 25 lum) because many people complained that the outer edges were too dark. What do you use?
Over-abuse of large sections with no use of smaller sections for detail etc. There are SOME nice bits on this, but they're few. Don't get me wrong, there are far worse ships out there, but you should be, and I know you are if you try, capable of doing better.
Also using SWA sprites with Shiny sections makes me want to stab you.
I've been avoiding the smaller Shining sections to avoid cluttering up so far, but i've planned out 1-2 more external layers of sprites. Along with adding more to the back.
And use of SWA isn't that
Hmm, honestly feels like it might look better turned around, and then maybe with a split nose though thats getting cliche on design. I like the three protrusions on each side leading back to the middle.
Elaborate on the split nose design?