I used an old stand to simulate a lunar (or in this case, just about any other planet if you paint it) surface. I plan on doing this in mars-surface colors, as if it is taking off from a strange planet. The "thrust" is hot glue surrounding the support strut for the original stand. I'll be doing the thrust from the front of the ship, I just need to get that down as how to do it. The model is still removable.
I got the cockpit glass in; at this scale, I wasn't going to try for a full-up interior, so I just fudged it and put glass in.