Earth is 3 spheres with maps applied for surface, atmosphere, and clouds. The craft are a box, tubes and oil tank geometry. Lattice mod on the one "oil tank" while the other was treated with a glow lume mental ray map.
The box geometry was shaped to form the hull of my craft. I used extrude, and bevel mods to certain polygons. The FFD 4X4 was used to refine the shape also. Arch & design material applied along with a Max material and the glow lume for windows