started out as a play with taper curves and expanded from there
Could be fantastic. Work on your lighting and textures.
i like it,
and it is good to see some hard black shadows, i think this was missing in your early works,
textures are a little simple, but i think for this it works,
you are imporving very fast,
good work dewd!
I like it, but I think the brass is reflecting a little to much of the woodgrain pattern. BTW are u using mirror ray trace of an env map? I assume a ray trace
You are getting there with your lighting. A definitle improvement over your last works.
Again, try and use some different textures other than procedural. It will make it look even more beleivable.