In early December 2009 four members of Russian community decided to have a small unofficial competition. And we've chosen "the minifig scaled unarmed hovercraft" as the object to be built.
So, if you can read Russian or are aware of Google Translate service, here's THE LINK to the voting theme - hope you'll find all hovercrafts interesting.
Here's my entry...
The design is "classic" the main rotors in the back, the hovering rotors on the sides, the bridge is in the center of upper deck.
The front view. I was not going to create the scale model of the real hovercraft, so I do understand there are certain mistakes. So critics are welcome.
I've tried to add some kind of "curved look" to the windows, and at the moment I'm pleased with the result.
There are doors on the both sides, to the crew can get access to the upper deck...
... to give the main rotors the final check before the mission.
I know, that ExoForce turbines could be replaces with the brick-built structure to fit the "scale", but i haven't mastered one so far... Currently it's diameter is 10 studs, any ideas on 15-wide turbine of similar design - let me know!!!
The front door is used by the assault team - no ramp for vehicles
Yes, this is another thing that could be improved. I've seen Aleksander Stein's hovercraft at Flickr, so i'm going to change the design of the front to put the ramp there.
Side doors for normal boadring.
The raft in the back is a joke - i think they use self-inflatable rafts now :)
The upper deck can be easily removed to get access to the inside...
... where more removable elements are located
The accommodation for the assault squad:
The removable elements
The weapon holders
The crew at the bridge
The captain's workplace - the indicators, the communication facilities, the radar screens and very comfortable arm-chair with head support
Pipe all hands on deck!
Your opinions and critics are welcome.
See Flickr Set for some additional photos
Edited by Rufus, 02 July 2011 - 04:24 PM.