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#1 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

UPDATE: Please see the latest version a few posts below.

I'm back with another Sci-Fi MOC! :classic:

I recently read the "Remembering Nate 'nnenn' Nielsen" article in BrickJournal #13, and I was inspired to build my own Vic Viper-style fighter.

TURBO VPR

Propulsion: 1 main turbo/hyperdrive engine and thruster, plus 2 wing-mounted thrusters
Maximum Speed: Mach 4 (atmosphere), Warp 4 (space)
Weapons: 2 wing-mounted plasma cannons, 4 laser blasters between the prongs, and 2 wing-mounted missiles
Capacity: 1 pilot
Other Features: Retractable landing gear, xenon headlights, opening cockpit, and hinged main wings

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This model was made entirely within LDD's Design byME mode, so it's buyable! :grin: It costs over 60 USD though. :wacko:

Thanks for looking! :classic:


-Toa Of Justice

Edited by Toa_Of_Justice, 21 March 2011 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

Not bad. I like the design. I'm not sure if this qualifies as a VV, though, because a VV should have single dorsal tail, and yours has two.

#3 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:45 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 18 March 2011 - 08:36 PM, said:

Not bad. I like the design. I'm not sure if this qualifies as a VV, though, because a VV should have single dorsal tail, and yours has two.
Thank you. :classic: You're right about the single dorsal tail, but I wasn't sure how to work one into my model around the main engine, so I went with two.

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#4 Brickdoctor

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

View PostToa_Of_Justice, on 18 March 2011 - 08:45 PM, said:

Thank you. :classic: You're right about the single dorsal tail, but I wasn't sure how to work one into my model around the main engine, so I went with two.
You could turn the current set of tails into a cover over the engine and then build the tail on top of that.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:48 PM

Excellent designing there 'Toa_Of_Justice', but the good doctor is right a tail mount above the main thruster would look much better. I do like the overall design, landing gear and all ! :grin:
Two things I would like to add, I'm not sure if missiles would work in space and flames....flames need oxygen to be visible....space 0% oxygen ! :devil:
Anyway, fantastic LDD work there and Brick On ! :grin:

#6 Fuzzylegobricks

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:03 AM

Nice LDD job there!
interesting landing gear.  :thumbup:
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#7 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! :grin:

View PostBrickdoctor, on 18 March 2011 - 09:03 PM, said:

You could turn the current set of tails into a cover over the engine and then build the tail on top of that.
I'm not sure how to make the engine cover, but now I have an idea to make a neat single dorsal fin, which I'll post shortly.

View Postlightningtiger, on 18 March 2011 - 09:48 PM, said:

Excellent designing there 'Toa_Of_Justice', but the good doctor is right a tail mount above the main thruster would look much better. I do like the overall design, landing gear and all ! :grin:
Two things I would like to add, I'm not sure if missiles would work in space and flames....flames need oxygen to be visible....space 0% oxygen ! :devil:
Anyway, fantastic LDD work there and Brick On ! :grin:
You're right about the flames, they're just there for show. I could get rid of them, but I think they add neat details to my craft. As for the missiles, I suppose they're not needed, but if the other weapons were to fail, how else would the pilot defend himself and his allies? :tongue: Remember, the Turbo VPR is capable of atmospheric and space flight, so the missiles could come in handy on a hostile alien world!

...I'll go work on version 2 now. :blush:

-Toa Of Justice

EDIT: Here we go! :grin:

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It's also slightly cheaper than version 1! :laugh:

Edited by Toa_Of_Justice, 19 March 2011 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:34 AM

Pretty neat starfighter Toa! And thanks for sharing the LXF, I already included it in the LXF MOC Index. :thumbup:

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:12 AM

This ship shouldn't cost more than $10 on Bricklink (assuming the same seller has all the pieces you need), don't even bother with shop-at-home.

I like the design, only nit picks are:
-The long red wedges in front would look more solid if you filled them in (with a 2x4 red plate?)
-I like the detailing of the ship, but the guns on the wingtips look boring compared to the rest of it, instead of a pillar how about using a bunch of cylinders/cones or whatever
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 20 March 2011 - 03:34 AM, said:

Pretty neat starfighter Toa! And thanks for sharing the LXF, I already included it in the LXF MOC Index. :thumbup:
Thank you very much! :grin:

View PostDrNightmare, on 20 March 2011 - 04:12 AM, said:

This ship shouldn't cost more than $10 on Bricklink (assuming the same seller has all the pieces you need), don't even bother with shop-at-home.
I agree, Design byME is way too expensive. I'm usually satisfied with just building and viewing a model using the software, so I don't need to spend any money that way. :tongue:

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I like the design, only nit picks are:
-The long red wedges in front would look more solid if you filled them in (with a 2x4 red plate?)
Thanks for the suggestion. It looks much better now.

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-I like the detailing of the ship, but the guns on the wingtips look boring compared to the rest of it, instead of a pillar how about using a bunch of cylinders/cones or whatever
I tried using a bunch of cylinders in place of the columns, but it didn't look very nice. How about this instead?

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