New pictures have been added!
Click here to see the whole batch on Brickshelf!
As you can probably see, the engine system makes up most of the body. There are two inlets (With turbofans inside), which led to the "bent" engines running down the center of the craft. Then they meet together at the end, where they fuse together and share an afterburner!
In this shot it almost looks like there are gaps between the body and the engine, but there is a black layer of SNOT in there helping hold the engines up and in place. The engines and afterburner ended up being fairly heavy, but it was hard finding a way to secure them because of the odd angles.
Just thought I'd take a picture with a closer view of the engines.
I always love designing cockpits, so I made sure to throw in a bunch of fiddly bits. I didn't really get a good picture of the seat, and in fact there are a lot of views and shots that I've missed. I'm going to get some more tomorrow when I have light to work with.
There are a couple more pictures here on my Brickshelf (when moderated), and I will be uploading more later as stated above. There were a lot of tricky connections involved in this model so if anyone wants to know how I did anything, I'd be more than willing to get pictures of specific inner workings.
I've added on some landing gear, finally. It's not retractable, unfortunately, but I think it at least looks pretty neat. The rear tire is on a swivel so it can turn, as well.
Download the LXF!
I originally designed this model in Lego Digital Designer, then built it with physical bricks. I had to make a few adjustments in the physical model because of parts I didn't have or structures working out slightly different (Weight issue with the engine and tail mainly), but I should be able to update the LXF file to match this (Done).
I know a lot of fellow AFOL don't like mixing old and new grays together, but I think there are cases where it's pretty nifty. I didn't manage to sneak as much old grey into this model as I would have liked, but there is some. I had originally been planning to theme the colours as if it had been built out of a variety of scrap metal and broken aircraft (Sort of a junky mad scientist style), but part colour limitations sort of scrapped that!
Anyways, questions, comments,pic requests, critiques, and anything else you have to say is all welcome! Sorry about the lack of pictures, I'll hopefully get that fixed in short order.
Edited by Daedalus304, 16 November 2010 - 07:37 AM.