I'm definately going to have to go against the tide of opinion on this one and state that I LOVE the minifig on the side and the studs. The minifig looks like a giant sombre statue in honour of a great leader/warrior of long ago. Never seen that on a microscale ship before; I think it's brilliant and ties in well with the restrained, no-nonsense colour scheme. And the studs look good here too; sure SNOT is cool, but if EVERY ship has it it's boring. Well done Ian!
I feel that the design and structure are perfect, but I have some doubts about the color choice and the studs. The mini figure does seem a little bit out of place, even though it's supposed to be a statue.
I prefer the no-studs look myself, but I'd still be proud to have made this. The monochromatic gray color scheme gives it a very grim purposeful look. I do have to question the minifig on the side there... I'm not sold on that.