This model began from a doodle I did for no reason other than to model something. The process turned out surprisingly painless since I deliberately decided to tone down any perfectionist tendencies and accept everything once it was good enough. That probably made for a better end product. I think this my first significant texture job. I can see a ton of ways it could be better, but I'm reasonably happy with it.
The name is a riff on gas giant weather patterns. They have zones of strong easterly and westerly winds, and I figured that's the sort of natural phenomena that might come to mind to people in the aeromining business.