Progress shot of what I have so far for Mehve, Naussicaa's glider.
You'll notice that one of my layers is marked with "pedal" and that's because yes, there is an actual pedal. If you've seen the movie, she uses it to start her engine for quick take offs from the ground. The pedal on this is functional and moves separate from the main body, as will the wings. I figured I would try to make this model as functional as possible, as if it were to be used in a 3D animation.
I have to say it was quite frustrating at times to get things right, but to be honest it was easier than the legoman, who I still have to finish and will. And that is probably because after messing with this, I understand a lot more about modeling, but we'll see.
Mehve belongs to Hayao Miyazaki