Although it has a really red eye, that color can be customized to suit your mood of the day: whether you're green with envy at your opponent's superior forces or down with the blues knowing that you'll never win the battle.
Hey, Spartan guy down there: You do realize that the original War of the Worlds movie didn't even HAVE tripods in it, don't you? The remake was actually more accurate to the book than the previous one, though that's not saying much.
*aherm* Anyways, awesome creation. Smooth, sleek, and cool. Looks distinctly alien, with a retro sort of feel. Maybe you should have gone ahead and made it War of the Worlds themed. Either based on the book... or on the "remake." Heh.