Yes, those are indeed hoses running from the intakes to the engines - it required building around the engines from start to finish, which probably added an hour to the build time. I attempted to make the ship as conceivably real as possible.
A remake of my original... Thought the shield orb would work better in the center and changed the color scheme to coincide with the original box art. Also, the text is smaller, has a drop shadow, and is textured up a bit. Hope you like it.