Here is my first show worthy model that also was my first time using soft meshes instead of solid meshes. Please comment and criticize.
Texturing it would really help.
Not bad! have tried using the edge split modifier to define smooth and hard edges? You could also try to render it with better lightning and with some ambient(?) occlusion, there are many great lighning tutorials. Texturing does wonders, U should try that also, keep it up!