David, when you posted about all your troubles a couple weeks ago, I set to working on this. I figured I may not be able to say
anything you'd find particularly helpful, but perhaps I could at least show you that your work does indeed inspire people. The Taratane is one of my favorite of your designs, and this is something I've been kicking around in my head for a little while. I didn't stick 100% to your design, so some of the angles and proportions are definitely different, and I gave mine its own name. Still, I am pretty happy with the likeness.
The pictures are available on Flickr
(once the gallery is moderated)
Oh, and don't worry, David; the Durandal is underway. It's at a larger scale, though, and is progressing slowly, but I think it's going to turn out very nice.