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#1 Ludzik

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

After building the last two fighters, I realized that I'm lacking a small fighter.  This one is a short range support fighter.  Perfect for escort duty but not capable of any long range or even medium range duties.
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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:51 PM

Cute SNOT fighter 'Ludzik'  though the colour of the cockpit windscreen doesn't fit the red/black....or does it........well, it is sci-fi ! :wink:
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

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#4 Ludzik

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 31 October 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

Cute SNOT fighter 'Ludzik'  though the colour of the cockpit windscreen doesn't fit the red/black....or does it........well, it is sci-fi ! :wink:
Brick On Fight On 'Ludzik' ! :wink:
I know...unfortunately that's all that I had handy so with that in mind I'll claim that the green cockpit windscreen works better in deepspace as it acts as an additional filter that enhances the contrast level between the deepspace and other objects (like enemy craft) .

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:49 PM

Very nice! I like the use of the collumn pieces for engines!
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#6 Hikaro Takayama

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

Nice, compact fighter craft you have there... I'm wondering, just how sturdy is the SNOT work?  It looks like it would be rather delicate, but you never know....

View Postlightningtiger, on 31 October 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

Cute SNOT fighter 'Ludzik'  though the colour of the cockpit windscreen doesn't fit the red/black....or does it........well, it is sci-fi ! :wink:
Brick On Fight On 'Ludzik' ! :wink:

Last I checked, Red and Black with trans neon green windscreens were used by the M-Tron faction as well as Atlantis submarines, so I'd say it fits, but replace the other transparent elements with trans neon green and you'd have a nice Neo-M-Tron fighter.....

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#7 Ludzik

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

View PostHikaro Takayama, on 01 November 2012 - 03:08 AM, said:

Nice, compact fighter craft you have there... I'm wondering, just how sturdy is the SNOT work?  It looks like it would be rather delicate, but you never know....
It's nearly bullet proof... I can hold it by any piece (except for the binoculars) and it will not budge.  The trick is that the base of the craft is made from two of http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=87609 side by side which makes it pretty solid.

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Last I checked, Red and Black with trans neon green windscreens were used by the M-Tron faction as well as Atlantis submarines, so I'd say it fits, but replace the other transparent elements with trans neon green and you'd have a nice Neo-M-Tron fighter.....
Hmmmm  might have some laying around.....  though I think I'll still leave the engine exhaust red :)

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Kinda cute.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

Nice MOC!  :thumbup:

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Something kept bugging me with the way MK VII looked and after a few days I decided that the designers need to work on it a bit and release a new version.  So the shipyard folks spent a couple of days and nights implementing updates resulting in the following fighter.  
Couple improvements include:
  - Slimmer design. the "wings" were brought in a bit and extended backwards to protect the engines.
  - Engines were moved back a little bit
  - Cockpit is protected where it joins the body of the craft.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

It's such a little change between Mark VI and Mark VII but it makes all the difference!

That collar adds a lot!

My only other suggestion, as noted before the trans green looks a bit odd.
So make it LESS odd, why not change the engine exhausts from trans red and trans neon green?
Or the blaster?

If you make something else that matches it makes it less out of place.
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#12 Ludzik

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

Good point regarding the green translucent pieces but I've temporarily misplaced the box with all those pieces :(

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

View PostLudzik, on 02 November 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:

Something kept bugging me with the way MK VII looked and after a few days I decided that the designers need to work on it a bit and release a new version.  So the shipyard folks spent a couple of days and nights implementing updates resulting in the following fighter.  
Couple improvements include:
  - Slimmer design. the "wings" were brought in a bit and extended backwards to protect the engines.
  - Engines were moved back a little bit
  - Cockpit is protected where it joins the body of the craft.

I like this rendition, the green isn't horrible and I like the fact that the engines are fully recessed now.

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