Over at the Replica Prop Forum, there is a thread that documents the building of a starship model for an independent short titled "C." If you're the type that likes pictures documenting the build process of film miniatures, you're in for a treat, as this thread is filled with a good selection of photos. It starts with the basic computer model and continues through the finished miniature. The builder estimates over 3000 man-hours in the production of the miniature. You can watch the short film online before looking at the behind-the-scenes stuff, if you're the type that wants to see the finished effects prior to seeing the how-to stuff. Me? I'll take a good background look anytime!
RPF - C Movie Starship Build
C - The Movie