Thrawn, yeah, I know its been a long wait, but considering my goal was always to deliver a sort of an unofficial expansion which would be on par with the official content, the wait was to be expected. I must say that over the course of the last year I've learned a LOT when it comes to game content production... which is good news because it means you won't have to wait as long for Episodes II and III as you've waited for the first one.
I am using XSI, Photoshop and Zbrush for my work. Over the years I've read more tutorials than I remember... and some white papers too, in the quest for that "extra edge". A good site to get useful advice and tutorials are the Digital Tutors forums who also have a line of really good video tutorials for most popular CGI packages out there, and even some primers on next-gen game modelling and texturing. They are not free, but I can say they are hands down the best video tutorials I came across.
Cepheidsoul, yep, what's an epic space strategy without huge spaceships!
I am at a stage where I'm just plugging in various parts I made over the last year into a coherent whole, and it looks good! Can't wait to show you guys an epic space battle with a full Xin vs. Hapless Local Fleet!