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Oh, another thing... I don't know how experienced you are with CAD... The fine squares pattern on the solar panels are usually found in your CAD software as a "hatching". The hatching function gives you access to different scalable patterns that can be rotated to an angle that fits your model. I've probably used a 3 or 4 mm square pattern in the model in the pics (frankly, I don't remember, it's been a while...) I'm mentioning this because I design things in DraftSight in my spare time, but cut it at work on a machine that runs Rhino, a more professional software. This has caused problems for me from time to time, as Rhino can't read DraftSight's hatching and consequently crashes. This means I have to do the hatching after importing the DXF into Rhino. If you are experienced with CAD, please fell free to play around with the model, add detail or stuff like that. It's what it's there for. After all, this Tie Interceptor was the model that got me started in Laser cutting design. I was inspired by Breakfastsandwich's brilliant Tie fighter, and shamelessly modified it into this. :)