Excellent work, and thanks for "stealing." lol I especially love the fins and the lighting job Rob did for it. I had him install lights in mine at Brickworld 2008, but your lights are just wow. I'm jealous. lol Congratulations on the nomination. It was well-deserved.
By the way, I love your fleet of ships, especially the ironclad. And thanks for posting building instructions. I think I'd be interested in making yours...and getting that sweet lighting job. ;-)