the thing that makes me smile about your post is that you call rare the light blue:
i have a lot of light blue bricks due to my young builder age of a lot of years ago...instead i have VEEEEERY few dark blue brick!
And you used a lot of them!
For me to: I'm pleasantly surprised to have made it this far,
but i'm really happy to be some-kind-of-VS you: i think our two ship are really similar, both in quality and color.
Are they good in quality and in color? I hope yes!!!!!
Ah yes, last but not least, your work on the interior of the ship is really something: the Retribution show a lot of good stuff, like lot of cage and lot of space. You hit your goal VVVVVEEEERY well! In my opinion,is really hard to build big both inside and outside a ship, and same is for quality...be proud of you!
Well done Mr pastormacman!
and good look!