I had a few more ideas and wanted to work on some more shawdows. The deadline came up fast this week.
Sweet!! This is realy awesome. I love the planes
For exactly this purpose (proper positioning) in games developers use shadows under objects - since days of Zaxxon. So I highly recommend adding simple shadows (as simple as ellipses).
I also like this piece. Lots of action!
The ships are abit crude though, in design and shading, they could have used strong reflections to suggest shiny surfaces; and you can't decide how close or distant to the carrier (?) they are. Probably toning down the carrier darkest colors and outlines would help.