Decided I wanted to try and come up with a better vehicle so I came up with some designs last night and did a quick render of one of them.
Here are the initial concepts I came up with. Since the aliens of my world reuse anything they can in order create objects I wanted the air vehicle to look a little junky. The one on the bottom is the one I went with.
Here is the quick render of the ship. The glowing holes are particle gatherers with help power the ship.