Well, as far as suggestions go... I highly suggest a King Crab in the future... or an Annihilator... So what is Wings 3d? How much does it cost, and how does the modeling system work? Is it compatible with 3ds Max 7?
King Crab has been on my to do list for a long time. I may actually do it soon.
As to wings, it's completely free. Modeling with wings is very easy and very fast. Modeling with it isn't that much different from max, other than it doesn't use modifiers and almost all of the modeling tools are accessible through a dynamic right click menu. It supports a wide variety of export and import formats.
Yea this is way sick, I am very impressed I used to render in mechs in the old days when I was running a clan for Mechwarrior 4 vengeance. I woulda begged you to use these models back then. Excellent work...
A little bit of money for a joystick, and then spend some time figuring out how to get Mechwarriors 2 Mercenaries to run correctly with my system. Haven't picked up any of the new ones, but they do look goooood.