at least, here is the final image:
i actually rendered this thing at 2000px wide, i hope i can post that high res image soon, (my webspace is getting a little limited..) i was very lucky, this took around 1.5 hr to render at full res, and around 25 mins for the ambient occlusion layer.
now that the contest is finished, i will miss those great nights when working on this image, well new things will be coming i guess. but i only can thank you guys for the support and suggestions to get this thing done!
thanks a lot to everyone and good luck with your entries!