LOL, guess where the red paint of the sided cheese slopes comes from;-) He fell off! harharhar
First I just has a small winglet like the one on the top of the engine, but somehow it needed some straight line here to give it a more 'wingier' feeling, not only a hull with huge thristers, also the line is important to give it a more defined overall shape.
It could have doen without, but it felt just right and as I doctored so long on this beast I'll stick to this version. Thanks for CC and your kind words!
Nope, I avoided any existing nationality. Unfortunately my camera mangles the colours if they're the tone is too close. The colours are actually a fading from red over dark red to black. But it does appear like the German flag on the flix...