Alright, time for that more in-depth post I promised. Work's been busy lately, so there's been little time for building and less time for following the forum, but I've finally had some time.
I should say right off the bat that I won't be adhering strictly to the drawing, but rather using it as inspiration. I'll most likely be deviating a fair bit.
I've little idea about the scaling, but I knew I wanted it to be 28 mm scale so I could use it as terrain for the Rogue Stars games a friend and I are planning, so I reckoned that I should start with the cockpit:
And a pic of it assembled:
And one for scale:
Later there'll be a front-bit but I'll kept them separate for painting. Right now it's looking like the craft itself will be about 200 mm long.