favorites and construction criticism is always appreciated!
Anyways if you do choose to go with sketchup here's a list of the plugins that i use, you can find most of these on the Sketchucation.com forum
Twlight Renderer ($100 and not on sketchucation, cheapest renderer I found for what it has)
Round corner by fredo
Artisan for sketchup ($50 and not on sketchucation)
Curviloft by Fredo
vertex tools for sketchup ($20 i think and not on sketchucation)
Fur Tools, (not exceedingly useful for me)
One of the most useful things I've found in terms of educational value for sketchup is this list of shortkeys, if you memorize these and at least basically understand them you should be able to go lightning fast.
If you're really interested in getting into 3d modelling don't stay with sketchup for too long unless you only want to use it for architecture. I've been using mostly only sketchup for 8 years or so and i haven't even been able to animate something until recently. If you're messing around or wanting to get a good grasp for 3d then like i said before sketchup is a good place to start.
oh and don't buy sketchup pro, it's not really worth it.
Let me know if you have any specific questions about sketchup.
Great models you have anyway.
If it were a contemporary design it would definitely be too expensive for almost anyone to produce, and it would have a very limited use.
The AU-A7 was designed with cost effectiveness and transport-ability in mind. It's also more compact since it doesn't have that huge thing on the top.
I would at least have a microwave and minifridge in the cockpit.
If I am strapped to a 75 ton war machine that's going to be the target of everything on the opposing side, i am at least going to go into battle well snacked.