i like it so far, as you said it probably would be tedious from the legs up but i really think you should do it anyway, it would look really nice and i'm sure people would like to see the end result. Also if you could animate it, it would be really good. if you havn't seen it look on youtube for dreadnought, theres a animation that you could take some ideas from etc.
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