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What I mean is, for example how on some Batmobiles (Notably the 1989 version) and the 1989 Batwing, as well as the Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor from Star Wars or the machine guns on modern fighter jets, the guns are receded/receding into the hull. Has anyone figured out any kind of techniques to try to replicate that?
atlas posted a topic in LEGO Star WarsHello ! Here is the second iteration of (kind of) my delta-7 model. You ought to see where this all started on khatmorg's page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95628537@N02/8735306298/in/dateposted/ And the eurobricks thread: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/82931-moc-obi-wans-delta-7-aethersprite-class-light-interceptor/ The previous eurobricks thread: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/132852-moc-delta-7-aethersprite-class-light-interceptor/ plo's delta-7 album on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48109771@N05/sets/72157675717316394 obi-wan's delta-7 and the rest: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48109771@N05/sets/72157675717304614 This time I photographed it mainly because last month I finally finished painting the livery onto the necessary pieces for plo-koon's whip from the order 66 montage in episode III. That was a protracted process because I was working off only 1 piece of reference material (http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/9/94/Plo_Koon's_Jedi_Starfighter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20061207163510), and it took a long time to begin placing important marks on the model so that the rest of the design would follow the source material as closely as possible. I haven't done much painting at all, so doing this was a learning experience. Some of the edges are cleaner than others, due to some amateur masking, but I'm pleased enough with the final result. I have a series of progress photos documenting the project basically from start to finish. (warning: ~30 images will pop up) Not much has changed from the original version, but most of what has concerns the rear section. I also managed to include retracting landing gear inside the bulbs of the engines, which in hindsight was a no-brainer for how simple it was to incorporate. I was forced to paint some parts dark red, dark blue, and white simply because they aren't currently available, but I tried to restrain doing that too much to keep myself in Lego territory and away from modelmaking. The build itself is pretty solid and "swooshable" I guess. My main issue with the build, which I gave up on correcting when completing the revised versions, is that the cockpit section rises up higher than it should (ie, it's too fat). Using the 12x3 wedge plate made that impossible to fix (for me), but I think it's not too bad. The other thing I'm not sure about is the angle of the wedge from the tip of the nose backward - to my eye, it seems like the ship itself is a little bit too narrow. I haven't been able to find much blueprint or schematic-style reference to look at this so it will have to do for now. A word about scale: the real thing is listed as 8 meters long so I used that as a starting point (well, retroactively). Using a scale of 4 studs = 1 meter, it should be 32 studs long. The build is 36 long. I'm going to pin that down to the angle of the wedge - if the tip of the nose was warped back 3 studs, that might fix the angle. But i have to call it a day on this one I think so I finish other things. I have left notes on some of the photos on my flickr profile, please do take a look. Feedback,criticism, and comments are much appreciated!
The Oordelay, a race in favor of Imperial rule, has had Aethersprite light fighters in service since the dawn of the Empire. Their use has dwindled, and as of the destruction of the second Death Star, only 23 remain in service with the Oordelay royal guard. Impressed by Plo Koon's custom fighter, the Oordali ministry of defense ordered many of these ships during the clone wars to supplement their navy and air force. The Aethersprites are the only non-Oordali designed or produced ships in their fleet. Unlike the "jedi starfighter" used in the clone wars, this later-model Aethersprite is hyperspace-capable, as is the escape pod. In addition to being slightly larger, it has been designated the R-1 in Oordali service. The ajar torpedo tubes fire custom, long-range homing torpedoes are paired with two large repeating lasers in-line with the engines. Instead of an astromech droid, the space in front of the cockpit has been turned into a pressurized cargo hold, often containing a hardcase full of survival equipment, a blaster of the pilot's preference, and a royal cortosis-phrik alloy shield. More pictures >>> https://www.flickr.c...57649668105989/ [i didn't change much because it reminded me of Chris Foss' spaceship art but the set itself was too tacky and overdesigned imo]