@ Freya Willia:
Seen your work on RPF, it's incredible! You really make me jealous... but I'm thankful that you're sharing, especially your painting technique isn't something I've seen, normally all ME threads only talk about how to build it, not how to paint it. I'll be making mine out of foam, but I think it's still applicable, right?
I'd love to see it in person, alas, I might live a tad far away, so I'm looking forward to the pictures!
And any progress you share, of course.