Progress in PreRA2 has been ticking away pretty quickly lately. I've managed to nearly complete two of the hardest SHPs in a matter of weeks, in Photoshop and MSPaint. I've taken a single snow-terrain SHP frame of a prerelease Iron Curtain, and turned it into a working SHP, anims and all.
The Nuke Silo was finished so quickly in part due to Commander, an asian modmaker from way back in 2003. His work, the predecessor to mine, is what parts of my Nuke Silo are based off of (With permission of course), and it really sped things along.
*Hehe, radiation sickness. Get it? xD