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Dusk Dragon
The Dusk Dragon is a private fighter/transport used by the "Dusk Forge" rebels.
About this creation
The Dusk Dragon is a private gunship flown for the rebel alliance mockery known as the ďDusk ForgeĒ. The Dragon was designed by Adam Veron, an engineer who spent time working for the military superpower of the Dawn Forge. Veron was the lead engineer on the DFís SAPPHIRE Assault Ship; after witnessing the success of the SAPPHIRE, the Dawn Forge let Veron go to cut out unneeded waste. Veronís SAPPHIRE has been mass-produced and now controls the skies wherever the fleets roam.





Veron sought out the unorganized Dusk Forge and pleaded for a portion of their diminished funds to create a ship that can take down his golden birds. The ever-growing Dusk Forge produced a single Dragon due to the lack of resources, at which point Veron destroyed his paper-based designs, ensuring that this ship could never be used against him.


Here we see the primary engine providing thrust for the Dragon. There are two additional thrusters, one on each dorsal wing, for increased power and maneuverability.





The Dusk Dragon is becoming an urban legend among the Dawn Forge. Not many soldiers have witnessed its attacks and survived, and the Dragonís reputation is only amplified by its elusive, sporadic attacks.




Itís animal-like streamlined design makes the Dusk Dragon an agile, powerful ship, despite the extra weight from the thick titanium armor covering its entire body.



The head is not as aerodynamic as one would wish, but the shaping provides extra strength against head-on attacks.



A single pilot is required for the Dusk Dragon. Most of the ship's systems are automated, but it takes a highly trained pilot who has experience with a variety of aircrafts to master this ship.



The tail is the primary source for turning and speed. It is used to direct the thrust from the dorsal engines, and gradually reorients the streamlines from the air passing over the rest of the body.



Three pectoral engines under the ships body offer additional lift and are used to counteract the torque caused by the primary thrusters, which are all positioned above the ship's lateral center of mass.



The Dusk Forge equipped the Dragon with eight soldier docks for troop transport, despite Veronís refusal. The soldiers carried are all wearing patched up Dawn Forge armor, further mimicking the aesthetic style of the Dawn Forge. This feature gives this expensive investment a dual purpose.




The Dusk Dragon is equipped with two eight-barreled miniguns firing 22 mm ammunition at roughly 3840 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 720 meters per second.







Each missile bay contains six ballistic surface strike missiles and two R-37 air-to-air long-range missiles.









Topping off the weapons are four thermobaric warheads used to produce blast waves of higher duration than conventional explosives.




Here is a final shot of the Dusk Dragon with the eight soldier capacity ready for combat.

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This was another fun ship to make. I tried to continue the dragon-esk style that I used in my Scrap Dragon, but the tail ended looking more fish-like. I also tried a different striping style than I am used to, I'm glad I did it but I think I like the thinner style (used on my other DF creations) a bit more. Anyways the weapons and cockpit aren't incredibly unique, but I tried to mesh them together in a way that worked.

As always thanks for stopping by, and look for more DF creations in the future!



Comments

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  December 12, 2011
I remember seeing this on MP a while ago it looked great! Shame the pics aren't there yet
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  July 28, 2011
Beautiful craft! 5/5! (And congratulations on the blog!) http://brickpop.com/2011/06/08/dusk-dragon-by-zane-houston/
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  June 23, 2011
sweet i really like the cockpit
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  June 17, 2011
Very cool! I like the fins and how they're all at different angles. The cockpit if nice too, I'm digging those "horns". 5/5
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  June 16, 2011
Always love the angles you put in. Sorry I don't have time to read the story, dude.
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  June 15, 2011
This is so awesome! VTOL Gunships are by far my favorite Lego creations to build, so I love to see other people make them too. And you did great work with this MOC. I loved your Scrap Dragon mech so it was really cool to see that style expanded with this ship. Thanks for sharing your creations with us, I've added you to my favorite builders!
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  June 15, 2011
Wow, that is so AWSOME !!!!!.
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  June 15, 2011
Wow, that is so AWSOME !!!!!.
  June 15, 2011
Awesome, but i would really really hate to ride on that thing ;)
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  June 14, 2011
Cool. Very detailed. Take a look at this group and see if you want to join: http://www.mocpages.com/my_groups.php?id=75785
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  June 14, 2011
If only TLC sold stuff like this...
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  June 14, 2011
5/5 could you just look at my SMB-236 tank and say me what do you think about it?
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  June 12, 2011
This is beast awesome.
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  June 12, 2011
This looks just amazing
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  June 12, 2011
this is very cool!
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  June 12, 2011
Really impressive mate, the details are very well done and the design is just gorgeous! five smiles to you sir:)
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  June 12, 2011
That's an awesome ship! Very well detailed and great shape! Just a suggestion: I find the troups are quite not enough protected... Forget about it! Great MOC!=)
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 12, 2011
its awesome it kinda looks like the hunter killer from the terminator films
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  June 11, 2011
Gosh this must have taken ages to build. How did you make the miniguns? but anyway 11/10 awsome
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  June 11, 2011
Wow, beautiful ship you have there! Well done, its awesome.
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  June 10, 2011
Had to jump on the bandwagon on this one... Beautiful design! Those poor dudes on the side though... I can just picture them during a long space jump: hanging there, bored. Depressed. Hey, that's probably why they're ready to fight when they get to battle!
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  June 10, 2011
Well, not much more to say than has already been said. This is a very well worked and unique moc. Full of detail and new interesting features. One-of-a-kind models like this are the reason I'm on the 'pages to begin with.
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  June 10, 2011
It is the single awesomest thing I have seen
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  June 9, 2011
this is epic...
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  June 9, 2011
This is something I've always wanted to build, a ship that looked great and could truck around some people, and I think this turned out perfectly. Excellent work, Zane.
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  June 9, 2011
Dude, you're on the BrickPop blog: http://brickpop.com/
  June 9, 2011
Great idea. Please check out these aswome mocs http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/38197
 I made it 
  June 8, 2011
Thank you everyone for your comments!
Quoting Kevin J. Walter Man, I returned to this creation now for the third time - the design tied me, it's simply amazing!!!
Thanks! It means a lot getting a comment like that from you since you are quite the ship builder yourself.
Quoting Shawn Purkis Man thats gotta take guts to strap yourself to the side of a gunship.
Yeah it does! And let's just say... those soldiers don't last long
 I like it 
  June 8, 2011
That is some mighty fine work there sir!
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  June 7, 2011
Sweet ship. The lines are what I would call "industrially graceful." I imagine the noise that this ship would make being a low purring roar that would, despite not being ridiculously loud, capture all the savagery of war in a single sound. Great job.
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  June 7, 2011
Love the tail section, though it does conjure up images of fish rather than dragons. Still, a great design with some unique shaping.~H
 I like it 
  June 7, 2011
Woah! That's seriously what I said as soon as I saw this... Amazing.
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  June 7, 2011
awesome design.
Zane Houston
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Randy Lauw
  June 6, 2011
Awesome gunship ! I really like the way you shaped the cockpit. It's name fits it well :)
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  June 6, 2011
I'm so green with envy. Cool ship!
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  June 6, 2011
I'm so green with envy. Cool ship!
 I like it 
  June 6, 2011
I love the attention to detail... impressive.
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  June 6, 2011
Wow! I love this! This may be your best work yet Zane! ;-)
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  June 6, 2011
God I love that curve around that rear thrust, why didn't I ever think of that, beautiful, the rest of the ship as well, nice angles all around.
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  June 6, 2011
Man, I returned to this creation now for the third time - the design tied me, it's simply amazing - keep up the great work!!! - Kevin
 I like it 
  June 6, 2011
This ship looks sweet. I love the body design very sleek. The weapon systems look great and are a perfect match for the ship. I like where the warheads are housed very nice touch.
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  June 6, 2011
Great design, I saw this and had to read everything and look at all the pictures. Truly awesome!
 I like it 
  June 6, 2011
As always a brilliant creation. Love the design, fits in perfectly with the theme, keep building those awesome Moc's!
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  June 6, 2011
it really looks like a dragon, beautyful, elegant, streamlined, and extremely deadly, i really love this kind space ship, and its praticality, both soilders and lots of wepons, great job, keep it up
 I like it 
  June 6, 2011
Design is amazing! I have never seen anything like it. Cockpit design is also to die for. You are among those who use all kinds of LEGO parts in the most creative way possible! Bravo!
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  June 6, 2011
Amazing design and technique!
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  June 6, 2011
o-o !!!!! magnifique !!!!
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  June 6, 2011
that's amazing!
Zane Houston
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S. :D
  June 5, 2011
Sick! I really like how it can carry eight men.
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  June 5, 2011
Cool, massive, and hey, Gatling Guns!
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  June 5, 2011
My that is a sexy beast.
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  June 5, 2011
Excellent MOC. I love the head/cockpit and the angles. From the first 3/4 shot, you really don't get full appreciation for what a monster this thing is. Great job!
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  June 5, 2011
I love all of the angles! I also like how you made the cockpit!
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  June 5, 2011
Really makes me wish I could and had the pieces to build awesome things like this.
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  June 5, 2011
Wow..this ship is great, wonderful the transport of soldier, and the front of the ship remind me to a dinosaur..very good work
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  June 5, 2011
Awesome rig, Dude! Great lines, and it does look like a dragon. Wicked!
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  June 5, 2011
VERY nice work, Zane! I love the design and animalistic shape. Also the odd angles where the various fins protrude. This is just a pleasure to look at, man!
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  June 5, 2011
This is Excellent, weapons, shape like beast ...
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  June 5, 2011
Beautiful design, I love the head! Very Zoid-ish. :)
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  June 5, 2011
The design of it is just magnificent, paired with all the details and a solid backstory = TOP!!! And BTW: You should build a SHIP, it would look terrific ;-) - Kevin
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  June 5, 2011
Very nice design 5/5! I like the detail.
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  June 5, 2011
This is really awesome, caught my attention right away. 5/5
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  June 5, 2011
Gorgeous design! Love the clean look, too (nice to see a MOC with even the underside finished out). Terrific work!
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  June 5, 2011
This is one helluva model. Very tough design. Lots of detail. Looks like you've put alot of time and effort into it. Great work!
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  June 5, 2011
Wow man thats pretty freakin amazing! Kepp up the good work!
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  June 5, 2011
:)
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  June 5, 2011
Amazing! Every detail on this is outstanding, truly a great MOC! well done!
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  June 5, 2011
Excellent work here man
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  June 5, 2011
Beautiful work on this ship. I really like all the angles you incorporated into the tail section. Man thats gotta take guts to strap yourself to the side of a gunship. Great job.
 I like it 
  June 5, 2011
Wow It's beautiful!
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  June 5, 2011
This is very impressive. The whole thing is just so eye pleasing. I believe I'll have to make an investment into some dark grey/ bley pieces... And a lesson on SNOT work... Great job as always! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  June 5, 2011
You just blew me away with your latest masterpiece. This isn't just a "simple" ship, the whole design is so interesting that it is a pleasure to explore all the details. I hope one day I'll be able to contribute something to DF.
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  June 5, 2011
There is a reason you are one of my favorite builders and with detailed realistic moc's like this it is no wonder. Excellent!
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  June 5, 2011
awesome! SNOT mocs just looks so awesome if made right, keep up the great work!
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  June 5, 2011
Stunning. I love the clean style and your use of SNOT. Everytime I see something like this, it inspires me to build bigger and better. Amazing MOC my friend!
 
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