Sorry about the bad links, i’m not sure how to edit the orional post, but Im glad you sussed it out. Thanks for your comments. As you said, I was not going for photo real, and these are just wip test renders. Before I got into cg stuff I tried water colour painting with limited results and the brightness you get using vcol light reminds me of that sort of painting. I wish I had tried it sooner. The hawk jets are totally uv mapped though so I had to use layer only lights on those.
PS The hawk jet is a model i was going to use in a new game Ive been working on but Ive had it flying round in V1 with the Tempest to test it. There is a proper sky globe and new sea texture and a few extra sceene objects. I was going to post it on blendermania before christmas just as the site went down, so if any one wants to try it out I will tidy it up and post it at the weeked sometime.
If I have got this right heres the hawk.