Sorry I'm hardly around to do much here. I really hope this project will not die. I simply lack the skills to do it.
So I'm still wondering about physical modeling versus digital modeling. For instance, would it be easier to simply film some of the ships rather than try to digitally render them? I have a feeling that the models available on scifi3d.com wouldn't be so bad, but the scratch creations would be a real nightmare for aalenfae and whoever else assists with that portion of the film. These are some options I've found for vessels we've talked of including but don't seem to have decent digital versions:
(for sale at http://users.hunterlink.net.au/~ddwwp/ScaleSolutionsShopResinModelKits.html)
(on eBay for the next 18 hours! http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WAR-ODYSSEY-SLIPWAYS-1-10000-SCALE-RESIN-KIT-VICTORY-CLASS-STAR-DESTROYER-/320856858484?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab48f1f74#ht_500wt_715)
I am tempted, but I honestly doubt I'd have the time to put anything together and paint it with any decency, at least till the summer. I'm wondering if any skilled model workers are interested. One way or another, it could be expensive purchasing and constructing models for our edit, but if you find model building rewarding, it might be worth it.