It took me two evenings using Blender. At the moment I have only been using Blender every few months so I have to look up the commands each time as a refresher but once I start using it on a daily basis I am sure I will get faster.
All the textures came from the excellent http://www.cgtextures.com/ site.
I should be able to crack on and get a level done with the main aim of creating a demo video.
Lets hope I don't get too distracted. I'm already fighting myself to wait before I start on Ambient Occlusion and to stop looking at BEPUPhysics. http://bepu-games.com/BEPUphysics/