I know very little about Chad Smith.
He posted a single beautiful model in 2006 and returned to the relative obscurity of his Lego train club. The ship was a major inspiration for me, and helped refine the parameters of the Neo-Classic Space project.
Have a look at his gallery. The smooth, sideways construction is excellent, and there's some elegant landing gear on the flip side.
Come back to us, Chad! This picture wouldn't look anywhere near as good if you were holding a train!