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LF-2 Gnat
Small package, big power...the LF-2 Gnat. Enough said.
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Despite the success with the Mighty Mite, the overall design was not very well received in certain sectors in the universe. Wanting even more manueverability and speed than the Mighty Mite, the fledgling Gaea Federation set to work on making a fighter that was just as powerful, if not moreso, than the Mighty Mite, and with an even more streamlined and aerodynamic design. After months of hard labor, the LF-2 Gnat was born. Although it was loosely based upon the designs of its predecessor, the LF-1 Mosquito, the LF-1 Mosquito was even more sleek in design than the LF-2 Gnat. However, in an actual dogfight, it was defeated easily by even smaller and quicker atmospheric craft and as a result of its frequent failures in these simulations, the LF-1 Mosquito never saw actual combat action.

(Editor's Note: I really tried to make the back less noticeable than it was on the HP-1 Mighty Mite and I am not sure if I succeeded or not in my efforts to make a more streamlined fighter or not. Still, with that being said, I think that this might be one of the smallest fighters that is on practically, if not any, LEGO MOC website, including this one. It also has sixteen guns and while it does not have as many of them as on the HP-1 Mighty Mite, it can still put the hurting on the enemy. Also, only six of the guns can rotate and there are no turret guns on there at all. Although there is no greebling or SNOT techniques that are really in presence on this particular craft, the lack of greebling was kind of forced on me simply due to the very small size of this particular fighter craft and the lack of SNOT techniques was due to a lack of adequate coverage for SNOT techniques on this particular fighter craft. I was fortunate to have enough SNOT coverage pieces for my KO-1 Scorpion Hovertank and even they were split between smooth tiles and those kind of grill tiles, i.e., those tiles that look like rectangles with three bars that go across it horizontially. What do you think of it, guys? Please let me know down below and thank you for your support.)



Comments

 I made it 
  June 14, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Dome cockpit is cool. This style would lend itself well to a larger ship.
That actually was the plan, David. However, I can't exactly do that without having tons of money and tons of LEGO. Maybe one of the LEGO conventions would be in the Twin Cities or that there's a LEGO fanbase here (because of the MOA LEGO Store and all) that would help me make better LEGO creations? Are any of you also from the Twin Cities? I'd certainly love to build with you sometime to improve my skills. Thank you.
 I made it 
  May 4, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Dome cockpit is cool. This style would lend itself well to a larger ship.
Well, David, I always thought that a dome cockpit, were it done right, would make for an interesting style choice when it comes to making space fighters. I have built them in the more "normal" sense (i.e., like those Vic Viper and similar video game/old science-fiction-type fighters) but sometimes I like being atypical and this was one of those times. As for lending itself well to a larger type of ship, this kind of space fighter is indeed designed for being a part of a vast capital space ship fleet but the overall design would be very difficult to pull off (especially for windows/portholes/viewports/viewscreens/etc.) on such a large scale. I could incorporate elements of space fighters like this one on a capital space ship but the overall design would be quite the challenge given my small and meager LEGO collection. LEGO doesn't come cheap these days, sadly.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2012
Dome cockpit is cool. This style would lend itself well to a larger ship.
 I made it 
  April 26, 2012
Quoting Scott Aldridge I like it!!! It is rather simple, but that is what makes it good. It isn't overly detailed. I like the shape too. :D
I like this little fighter as well, Scott Aldridge. However, I was kind of pinned into a corner while making this particular fighter for the reasons of lack of LEGO parts, lack of LEGO greeble parts, and lack of LEGO SNOT elements. Still, with that being the case, I do think that it's one of my better MOCs anyway.
 I made it 
  April 26, 2012
Quoting Builder Allan Cool! Well composed and nice details :-)
Thanks, Builder Allan, but I'm probably going to employ more SNOT techniques and other things into my future MOCs. However, as I said to Brody Allen, I'm probably not going to post any new creations for quite some time. This isn't me saying that I'm quitting MOC Pages, far from it, what I'm simply saying is that I have things in my non-MOC life that are taking a higher priority, such as getting my personal information updated, getting a new resume, and getting a new job or two, not to mention saving up money to get a college education within the next three or four years.
 I made it 
  April 26, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen I like the overall shape and the use of the dome cockpit. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the kind words, Brody. I'm sorry if the reply has been a bit late but I had to get ready for resigning from my job in Nevada, getting my things packed up in my old apartment, and travelling a week inside an old Nissan Pathfinder over 1,600 miles and across two time zones while hauling my stuff in a U-Haul trailer, so I have been kind of exhausted as of late. As it is right now, I'm just now getting my affairs in order such as getting a new state ID, a new job, and other things, so I'm probably not going to post on here as often as I once did, at least for the near forseeable future, anyway.
  April 21, 2012
I like the overall shape and the use of the dome cockpit. Keep up the good work.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2012
Cool! Well composed and nice details :-)
 I made it 
  March 18, 2011
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Hi! Very nice, VicViper like, starfighter. Love the bubble cocpit! As for the pics, I think your 7 mp camera is fine, but you should try another background. Maybe a big sheet of white paper, or simply a white bed sheet. That would solve most of your problems, I guess. The whole picture would look brighter, that makes it easier for the camera to focus and to get the lighting right. Also, your MOC can be better viewed, because of the bigger contrast between the Background and the MOC. Using one or two extra lamps can also help. Hope this can help you. ~Cheers
Well, now that you mention it, Marc, my little fighter DOES have a bit of a Vic Viper feel to it, though I kind of think that it's a bit more like a TIE-Fighter-Vic Viper collaboration myself. As for the MOC itself, well, sadly, all that advice won't be of any amount of good since it's now been taken apart (but it'll come in handy for future MOCs). I am also getting a decent laptop when I go to college soon and I'll also begin making the second incarnation of the LF-2 Gnat as well as other MOCs using better MOC techniques.
 I like it 
  March 18, 2011
Hi! Very nice, VicViper like, starfighter. Love the bubble cocpit! As for the pics, I think your 7 mp camera is fine, but you should try another background. Maybe a big sheet of white paper, or simply a white bed sheet. That would solve most of your problems, I guess. The whole picture would look brighter, that makes it easier for the camera to focus and to get the lighting right. Also, your MOC can be better viewed, because of the bigger contrast between the Background and the MOC. Using one or two extra lamps can also help. Hope this can help you. ~Cheers
 I made it 
  March 11, 2011
Quoting Crimso Giger The shape as usual is interesting and I love the color scheme ! I feel you're looking for a mix of a TIE and a more "classic" fighter (i.e more streamlined) wich is a good point. My only advice would be to spend some money on tiles, it's really the thing that could improve the look of your ships - but it's only my opinion :) Keep on the good work and thanks for your comments !
Wow, you read my mind on what I was going for there, Crismo, and your comment on the whole tile thing is precisely the reason why I had built my fighter in that way. Perhaps I could make a second incarnation of this fighter once I get my digital camera, some decent lighting, and a new laptop. I could also add some more tiles, greebles, and make it have more of a SNOT-like appearance, too. I may even add some more guns to it and maybe even a missile bay on the bottom somewhere.
 I made it 
  March 11, 2011
Quoting erdelyi balazs Nicely done, but the photos are still not the best...try to receive a digital camera! Anyway the moc is cool, is it from star wars? BTW please take a look at this: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/137259 Thanks:)
Uh, Erdeyli, I did use a digital camera on this creation (a 7.0 megapickles, er, um, I mean megapixels camera to be exact). Due to the weather being less than ideal as of late (as in lots of rain), having lots of dogs outside, having no real way to display LEGO things outside, and still trying to figure out how to use this confounded camera, I have not been able to take better pictures of my LEGO creations with it, though. Maybe I could use it in the future?
 I made it 
  March 10, 2011
Quoting JWG 258 I like the overall design of this one. Maybe you could take the general layout and expand on it.
I would love to do that, JWG, but I've got to get the rest of my LEGO collection to Nevada, not to mention I'll have to eventually buy more bulk LEGO sets, in order to do so.
 I made it 
  March 10, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens fun little flyer dude...
Thanks, Parrington. That was what I was going for when I built this little beauty.
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
fun little flyer dude...
 I like it 
  February 4, 2011
realy cool windpw love the coloring,the fact is megablock are muce cheeper then real lego in my country and they some cool stuff like halo
 I like it 
  February 1, 2011
I like the overall design of this one. Maybe you could take the general layout and expand on it.
 I like it 
  January 14, 2011
Cool!
 I like it 
  May 26, 2010
I like it!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2009
Nicely done, but the photos are still not the best...try to receive a digital camera! Anyway the moc is cool, is it from star wars? BTW please take a look at this: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/137259 Thanks:)
 I like it 
  July 26, 2009
The shape as usual is interesting and I love the color scheme ! I feel you're looking for a mix of a TIE and a more "classic" fighter (i.e more streamlined) wich is a good point. My only advice would be to spend some money on tiles, it's really the thing that could improve the look of your ships - but it's only my opinion :) Keep on the good work and thanks for your comments !
 I made it 
  July 21, 2009
Quoting Marcus Forsberg This is a great little fighter. The name suits it well, sleek design with a sting to it. I bet a swarm of these can imply great irritation and damage to any capital ship. Keep 'em coming!
Thanks, Marcus, and your creation was not a bad one, either. As for your comments about the LF-2 Gnat having a sting to it and implying great irritation and damage to a capital ship, that is precisely why it was built and why it was called the Gnat. Now if I could only figure out how to make a decently armed mobile wheeled rocket launcher, then I would be truly happy. Also, did you know that it took me about an hour to make the LF-2 Gnat? If I had some LEGO pieces to add more greebling and SNOT techniques and added some things like some missiles to it, then it could have taken about three hours. As it was, I kind of think that I had a sort of Jedi Starfighter/TIE Fighter hybrid going on there, do you not agree, Marcus? At any rate, be ready for a BIG surprise from me in the future.
 I like it 
  July 21, 2009
I like it!!! It is rather simple, but that is what makes it good. It isn't overly detailed. I like the shape too. :D
 I like it 
  July 21, 2009
This is a great little fighter. The name suits it well, sleek design with a sting to it. I bet a swarm of these can imply great irritation and damage to any capital ship. Keep 'em coming!
 I made it 
  July 19, 2009
Quoting alex traslaviņa look good, maybe try shoot pics in outdoor for more light
Alex, I would make the pictures outside except that I happen to have nine dogs at my house (though none of them are mine) and I have no real platforms or anything to set them on outside, too. Those are my reasons on why I do not make my LEGO MOCs outside.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2009
look good, maybe try shoot pics in outdoor for more light
 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
Interesting design. I like your color choice. I build a lot of MOCs in blue and black, please check some out when you get time.
 
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