(Note: This is a 3d studio max render of the lower part of the machine so far... Only the diffuse map has been worked on at this point)
I spent some time this morning working on the normal and specular maps (the bumpiness and shine, fyi). It is looking pretty good for now, I want to finish the other two parts of the machine before I come back to this one.
I need to get the feel of the whole thing together. But, so far so good (and way better than before). And for those playing at home, I have attached the maps themselves. Enjoy.