This thread is so awesome. These challenges really bring the hidden talent out. I think I miss a lot of posts because I live in australia. I see these threads and realize how much I dont ever see in the sub row.
I used zbrush for creating the whole model, not paying much attention to creating clean surfaces, it was more a 3d sketch, upon which I made the final model back in May, this is a wonderful and fast way of doing it.
Unfortunately I was very limited in time because of the main work, that's why my work is quite raw in texturing, I hope I will find more time soon to finish it.