I really like how this is progressing. My main dislike for the current stormraider (no that's not a typo, it's a landraider with freaking wings) is largely due to that massive open dread carrying section. It makes the whole thing look chopped down and front heavy.
I can already see that as a model your version should have a better balance. I look forwards to seeing how you progress.
one minor thing and it's possibley the camera angle. The third picture of your latest update makes the tail section look like it's not completely central to the rest of the body. Might wanna look into that as it'll be extremely noticable once the model is complete. aircraft are a bitch for showing up anything that throws off their simitry.