Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:47 PM
Here's my entry for the MOCathlon 2010 '100 Piece Challenge', the Double Trooper Aerial Platform or DTAP.
Developed by the C.I.S. forces in response to the Republic's superior air power, the Double Trooper Aerial Platform is the larger cousin to the single trooper STAP, boasting more firepower, slightly heavier armour and due to having both pilot and gunner, better targetting. Two large rotating turbines give it the extra thrust necessary to give it a similar level of maneouvreability as it's smaller cousin.
The DTAP is adept at hunting ground or air targets, hunting infantry with it's twin blaster cannons or elimintaing heavier targets with its turret mounted ion cannon. Powerful searchlights make the DTAP an optimal choice for night surface raids.
The DTAP has a powerful searchlight for hunting foes at night-time.
Powerful turbines keep the DTAP aloft and stable.
The turret is variable configuration so can be rearmed as suite the mission. It's not uncommon for Commander Battle Droids to take the turret position so as to accompany an assault force into the battle zone.
Once of my first trips into creating my own Star Wars vehicle, I had to shave off a few details to meet the category criteria but it hasn't really suffered too much for it I reckon. I'll probably add the other bits back on and make might make a varition or two of the turret.
Thanks for looking, feel free to leave C&C!
Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:02 PM
Great job, it'd make a great vehicle for a battle back.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:32 PM
And very nice quality pictures.
I like the gunemplacement very much, it's very detailed. But even without the gunemplacement this would still be a original starwarsuniverse vehicle. We only have to wait untill it appears in The Clone Wars series.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:17 PM
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:56 PM
True this would make for a great set on it's own !
Nicely detailed right down to the foot rests for the rear gunner.
Great design and build 'pedro'.........Keep on bricking ......ROGER, ROGER !
Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:25 AM
The MOC it self is very well built for only using 100 pieces.
The story is very good and gives a strong belief in what could have been made up by the guys working for Lucas.
Crispy clear pictures is always very nice to see. You often forget to compliment on the guys that put great effort in this.
Good work pedro!!
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:43 AM
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:18 PM
I would buy this in a heartbeat if it came out as a set. Then again, I love the Clone Wars era ships to begin with.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:48 PM
I guess I might try to build this myself, or something similar at least.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:15 AM
Originally this started off as a kind-of heavy STAP for a MagnaGuard and only had the front section. After I added the tail it started to become what it is now. It's funny how much a creation can change when you're just building with no real plan!
Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
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