In case you might be able to build her in real bricks some day; I'd be glad to see her and very sure she'd turn out a lot more detailed, since you apparently got the skills it takes!
I agree with you on many counts about the ship.
In general I find LDD to be much more useful for blocking out rough shapes and designs rather than the intricate detailwork. Some "standard" decorations are not even possible in LDD due to how they rendered the brick - for example putting the "dragon wings" into headlight bricks like on the Vesta is not possible.
If you look closely at the LDD file, you will see I have built in the necessary bricks to tie in some basic string rigging such as the ladders up to the crows nest. However this is not possible to do in LDD as well.
What's her current status? She was looking great when you before you took her apart and I've been waiting for an update since!
Edited by Skipper, 13 October 2011 - 05:03 AM.