This is an early render to see how the smoothing is and how the textures are coming out. No shading work has been done at this point.
I am at this stage tweaking the geometry to improve rendering quality.
This render is a reminder of a very bad time. I had put a large amount of time in my modo scenes and they were rather evolved. One day distaster struck and the harddrive with the work on died. I was able to retrieve some of it, but unfortunately most of the data was too old. I am however a very smart guy, and every smart guy knows to make backups. I use an entirely different drive for this purpose but guess what: it too died the very same day. Talk about irony!