Still thinking about planets and environments and stuff. I put a lumninance channel on the bad looking exhaust or whatever and I thought 'eh looks ok'. I then changed a few settings (don't even know which), and figured out how to add textures to specific polygons. AWESOME. I go eat a fruit, have a drink of coffee and I come back to that second one. WHAT? That looks awesome! Totally on accident, I swear it.
Still thinking about environments and making them look realistic lately. I'm really digging this kind of ceramic type look but I'd like to make it dirtier in the future or maybe all crystalline. It's a start towards something.