Well thanks to everyone's comments. It's odd though because I really never saw that my Raptor was my best design or this image my best render. I always felt they were just "generic" attack craft. There was nothing really original about the concept, but that being said I'm still flattered so thanks!
Your best picture so far. These raptors are terrific ! I can't believe this is Sketchup work! The details and the curves are gorgeous ! And too, super cool that you rendered that on Kerkythea ! That's a great example of the power of this render. Please share that on the Kerkythea group ! [link]
Actually, the pads on the bottom of the skids are a special system that when charged with an electrical current they create a "mag-lev" reaction and repel the metal embedded deck of the landing platform lifting the Raptor about an inch into the air. The deck crew need only push the aircraft into the hanger. Wheeled skid dollys are used in the field when necessary.