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This is a model based on Draez's model. I came across his brickshelf folder sometime in 2006. As soon as I saw the available LDR files I knew I had to build the model. What ensued was my first and only large scale lego project. I learnt the basics of ldraw to make out the construction and found a lot of clipping sections and parts that I did not have access to, so I changed quite a few things internally both to substitute parts and improve stability while still trying to maintain the shaping. About a year later I was done with model and since 2008 the strike freedom has stood on my shelf. Its missing 4 of its 8 dragoon and the colour scheme makes no sense but I'm quite proud of it. I'll be moving this year, so I thought that I'd take a few photos and share them before I packing it.
Please allow me to post my latest build. Back in April 2014 I received an email from Greenpeace to visit their latest Rainbow Warrior while she was in the harbour of Amterdam for just 2 days. Since I wanted to build this iconic campaign vessel since 2011 when it was just launched I went over there. I took a lot of photos capturing the most important details. But I also wanted the GA and Lines plans of the ship. After talking to some Rainbow Warrior Sailors I was given the email adress of the Designated Person Ashore. After some emails and phonecalls and a NDA I received the plans. Happy me. As usual I started in MLcad. This took me about three to four months. The whole underwater ship is build upside down, the keel included.The part above the water line is build in snot. Rainbow Warrior WIP by Konajra, on Flickr The first Idea was to build the underwaterpart as one piece and split the part above in two. However during the construction of the ship it became clear that the underwatership was not going to be strong enough on its own. So I decided to build the green part of the hull in one piece and connect it to the underwatership. The hull is now one complete piece with a length of 150 cm. It is so strong that it can hold the entire finished model on the stand without using the keel as a base. That was even a suprise for me Now some photos of designing and building the ship. Rainbow Warrior 3 by Konajra, on Flickr Rainbow Warrior WIP by Konajra, on Flickr Rainbow Warrior WIP mlcad by Konajra, on Flickr The construction of the ship Rainbow Warrior WIP 2 by Konajra, on Flickr rainbow warrior 3 wip by Konajra, on Flickr A photo showing the dimensions of the ship scale Rainbow Warrior by Konajra, on Flickr And the finished model: RAINBOW WARRIOR III by Konajra, on Flickr RAINBOW WARRIOR III by Konajra, on Flickr RAINBOW WARRIOR III by Konajra, on Flickr RAINBOW WARRIOR III by Konajra, on Flickr More pictures at my flickr stream :https://www.flickr.c...57645464566471/ Thanks for your time and reading this post.