As I'm now on the road to recovery I've resumed working on the Snipe. I'd say the generic base texture on the external model is almost finished. Just got to sit on it for a few days to make sure I'm happy. I hope to have a flight model ready for others to test within the next week. I'm going to experiment with ways of instrument lighting and also look at implementing a simple gravity tank system. I'd like ot tackle sound also... a big unknown for me.
Anyway it looks as if soon will be soon.... barring accidents.