Today, it's my pleasure to close a chapter. During the last months, we have seen capital combat ships, starfighters and planetary craft of the two major opponents of the prequel trilogy - Separatists and Republic. You'll find a summary of them all at the bottom of this post. What's still missing to complete these sets, are the starfighters of the Republic. There are fewer than for the Separatists' fleet, but they are at least as nice as them. Please find below the contents image of this topic.
With beginnning of the Clone Wars, a Republic starfighter force quickly was set-up with new sorts of starfighters. Hence I'd like to start with the Clone Wars TV series, where we already see in the very first chapter the new V-19 Torrent Starfighter. It's a completely new design, I just uploaded this week-end. It can fold up the middle wing in landing position just like in the series.
The clone wars finally arrive the orbit of Coruscant in Revenge of the Sith, where we see the ancestor of the later X-Wing starfighter design - the Aggressive Reconnaissance-170 Starfighter or simply ARC-170 as it is often referred to. This week-end I regarded the official model again, and thought it was quite bulky, especially the simple 1x2 inverted slope for the nose. So I decided to do a different version. It really has nothing in common with the official model, except for being also 1-stud-wide. I also went for the new 1x2 clip plates for the S-foils to first avoid overlapping with the official model, and second I always found the trapezoid flags to wide. The S-foils should be more narrow than the wing itself, which is the case with the 1x2 clip plates, but not with the 2-wide trapezoid flags.
In the end of the same movie we see the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing Starfighter. Some design aspects were later used for the TIE fighter series, and when you listen carefully when they fly by in the movie, you'll recognize they already have the typical TIE fighter sound. Here I gladly used the new trapezoid flags. And finally added those fine 3-stud-long bars as guns which serve as attchment for the wings at the same time. The normal lightsabre bars are 4 studs long and looked much too long. It features the correct vertical engine assembly as well as the cover for the astromech droid. Both details are attached at the same hinge, making it a very compact design.
With these, the mini moc series is complete. As promised, here a summary of what we had over the last months.
[ Capital Ships | Starfighters | Planetary vehicles ]
[ Capital Ships | Starfighters | Planetary Vehicles ]
With that I am done for today. Thank you for your interest and stepping by!
All the best,
Edited by KimT, 31 January 2010 - 12:29 PM.