I've spent the past 2 weeks working on the basic shell of the lighthouse. While it still needs a lot of work I'm happy with how it is progressing and feel like I've managed to keep true to my original concept art. The majority of the modelling and uv mapping has been done with only the top quarter left to be finished.
I don't feel I will be able to complete the lighthouse by my initial deadline of the 10th as I completely underestimated how much work modelling a lighthouse is. However this does not worry me too much as I feel the most difficult parts are behind me. After the lighthouse is done the only thing left is modelling objects which I am very confident in.