This is a return to using POV-Ray. Using some models I'd built in POV-Ray 2.2, I was trying out POV-Ray 3.0 for Windows' experimental atmospheric effects. Very nice.
The space ships were originally drawn in 2d using AutoCAD. Using auto dimensioning, the necessary data to build the models was read off and converted to a collection of cylinders, triangles, cones etc. In the case of the main ship, this resulted in 720 lines of text.