http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/quick-tip-how-to-create-a-cartoon-rocketship-with-inkscape/

This Quick Tip will teach you how to create a cartoon rocket ship with some nice lighting using only basic shapes like rectangles, circles and a triangle. This is a step-by-step tutorial for beginners. The icons from the inkscape toolbar are added to the images to make it easier to find the tool and function I am describing in the text.