Well I just wanted to be visible so they got the look of it, so I used a Hemi.
Truthfully Im a technical noob, Ive been working with blender on and off for only about 2-2.5 months now. I had started maybe a year year and a half and got as far as the old Ginger bread man tutorial and never finished the animation half of it.
BTW the main objects (the nose, glass, body, and wings) were hand made, moving individual verticies into place and ctrl+F ing them together. in the end I just subsurfed with a level of 4 (using a 1 in the edit window) and moved them together. The turrets are made using an appended machine gun from my other post (which is lost amids the others here) and a new spec value (which in another image you can see makes it green in light). And the hover panels are just a circle, with some extrutions and 2 materials one metal and one blue.
I also made up a rocket I called the EMMP, or Electro Magnetic Missle Pod, basically taking the EMP from the movies and making it accurate. this was made with a subsurfed tube, with a little movement of the caps, and a few subdivisions to add the blue color thats on the panels to the tip of the rocket.
As for the texture, i went into google and found some random purple art drawing of a stainglass window and tiled it onto EVERY object.
PS heres the other image: