Maya is literally made up of a Jaal(wireframe). Its been a while since I have worked on MAYA, around 4 years. I'm excited as well as well stressed due to the work load.
For starters we were asked to model a plane . I took up a Sopwith camel. I went ahead and put some lighting and a image plane to my plane.
few images of low poly model of the Sopwith camel.
(Sopwith camel -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Camel )