The nice thing about Lightwave 3D, there’s a lens flare effect that can easily added, and to test, I downloaded a “Bombshell Betty” X-Wing Variant from foundation3d.com. A 3D mesh modeled by Tony Bruno.
I added lights with different intensity, and hopefully learn to rig the wings for animation.
Update (4-27-15): Added afterburner created in LightWave with procedural textures in alpha channel.
Update (4-27-15) # 2: Changed the afterburner light to distant.
Update (5-2-15): Afterburner test animation