At long last... I've done it right.
1. Fully functional and accurate weapon bays (all of them :D)
2. Retracting gear (rear has flaps)
3. Opening cockpit
4. It actually looks like one!
These pics Don't do justice to the weapon bays. Each has working flaps and all four bays have each flap required. It was hard...
But totally worth it.
About this creation
Belly with weapon bays open (all 4)
Side Bays close up
Cockpit open (it does have seat and some controls)
Quoting kurtis weyer
nice shape but u need to add the control surfaces and thrust vectoring
I may or may not do the control surfaces but I have yet to post the updated version that has an even BETTER shape and the thrust vectoring (with an afterburner function as well).
Thanks for the comment!