Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?) I've already finished the UV mapping though I need to go back and fix a few things apparently..the checkers LIED TO ME.
Took three textures as I figured it would but that includes everything from A model to block 3, the DIRCM pods, israeli kit, UK kit and so on. I literally JUST started texturing so I'm only in the painting phase but this is what I have thus far.
Ups, reverse engine door.