I’ve never really built micro scale before, but I can certainly recognize a good creation. Take this Sobani ship by Pierre E Fieschi. Every part has a purpose, and each little bit is used to represent some undefinable space ship detail. Then, they’re all wrapped around a shape that’s entirely unconventional.
I’m also a big fan of the color scheme. I too have felt the siren song of dark red and tan on a big creation. I think both Pierre and I have to blame the designers at LEGO for using this color scheme in the Dino Attack line. Add that the Dino Attack sets were easy to find on clearance, and Pierre’s fleet becomes possible.