Travis Baldree, inspired by Howard Day's impressive design, has been working hard on a Hornet model of his own. The final result looks very nice. Although there are some similarities with Howie's ship, elements such as textures were actually made from scratch for this version. If you're involved with something that could use a solid old light fighter, Travis has made his craft available here (2.1 megs).
Anyway, it's about 2800 polys and includes diffuse, specular, illumination, and bump maps. This should be game suitable and easily integrated into an existing mod project, and you are free to do so if you like, no strings. I've packed up a version with the textures, as well as a MAX7 mesh and a 3DS for anybody without MAX. Apologies for any shoddiness - I'm not the finest modeler/texturer, more of a code-monkey. Feel free to use this in whatever you want - hope you have fun with it!