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X-16 Condor of the "81st Top Hats" unit, Ganymede sector
"Good glayven it's big mmhoy"...
About this creation
This minifig scale megafighter started off as an attempt to build a Chris Foss spaceship design called the Moonbeast (which would've been microscale). I was determined to build my first S.H.I.P. (Seriously Huge Investment in Parts, 100 studs long) and by mixing white and red parts in a chequer pattern I could maximise my inventory. Or so I thought: the process took so long (small bursts of building spread out over many weeks) that, thanks to my short attention span, I grew bored and wanted to change the style of spaceship I was building. So over time it evolved from a microscale battlecruiser to a minifig scale interceptor. Half way through I toyed with the idea of deliberately making the SHIP look half-built, still in the contruction yard, using orange girder pieces. But I wanted a finished model, so I pressed on, still keeping that 1970s sci-fi look with the severe straaright lines and garish colours found in Foss' artwork. In the end I gave up trying the reach the magical 100 stud threshold, I think the Condor is about 90 studs or so.










Some WIP shots:

My initial idea trying the chequer pattern: "Can you DIG IT?!"





At first the wings were angled but I ditched them in favour of good old fashioned right angles!



Here's my dog Foxy coming to see why I'm not playing fetch with her...


1/2 of my Brickvention models I displayed. More pics of that coming soon hopefully (there's A LOT!!)




Comments

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  July 29, 2012
Great stripes: always difficult to include. I like your idea for for a checkered MOC. I managed to build one but with the studs at 90 deg to what you tried. I really like this MOC.
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  February 21, 2012
This is a sweet ship, I love the red and right stripe. If you need a team for the MocAthalon, you can join mine and sven's team. We need all of the help we can get.
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  February 14, 2012
Another great MOC that looks quite different from the norm. I even like the orange thingamabob.
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  February 13, 2012
Cool :) I like how you meshed the slanted peices with the flat and straight areas. I can definitely relate to changing building objectives midway through the MOC.
Shannon Ocean
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White Knight
  February 12, 2012
NICE !>.....well done
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  February 12, 2012
Very triangular. I dig it.
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  February 12, 2012
Still, at 90 studs, it ain't exactly "small." Nice one ShannO! ~ Chris.
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  February 11, 2012
Love the distinctive styling of this craft. Nice work!
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  February 11, 2012
SO COOL!!! G-Force eat your heart out!
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  February 10, 2012
You're so awesome.
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  February 10, 2012
The final product of your project turned out to be very cool. I love the rigid look and how you kept the same lines as in the concept art. I really like your building station! Id love to build outside in my patio, (if I had one)
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  February 10, 2012
It's, umm, very triangular and, umm... very stripy.... That's not to say it isn't good, because it IS good!
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  February 10, 2012
Sweet ship. :D
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  February 10, 2012
This is Awesom Shannon! I love it. Very out of the ordinary with those chequers. You are so lucky to be able to build outside. I'd freeze my nuts off if I tried that now lol
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  February 10, 2012
Awesome shape and colour scheme! The stripes and tail look superb, and very 1980s classic space-y. 5 stars. Found it here by the way: http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/stripy-peril/
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  February 10, 2012
I think you should of called her the "Atomic Wedgie" for that surprise up the back side special! All kidding aside she's a beauty of a retro fighter. Quick question though. Where the pilot, particularly one of Parrington's hotshot beauties behind the controls?
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  February 10, 2012
very efficient design! Great work!
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  February 10, 2012
The ship's markings clearly indicate danger. Wicked!
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  February 10, 2012
This is excellent!
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  February 10, 2012
Sweet! The stripes work well. A great build :)
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  February 10, 2012
Wow, it looks great! I love the stripes!
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  February 10, 2012
I agree with Chris, It doesn't actually look that big until you se the WIP shots. Well done sir!
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  February 10, 2012
Great looking ship, always good to see something a bit different. Great lines and colour blocking - and the orange beastie looks excellent!
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  February 10, 2012
the size is deceiving! great build!
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  February 10, 2012
Impressive, and much bigger than I thought! I like the colour scheme, as well as the fuselage design. I also really like the use of the support beam in the middle, it's fantastic texture. Great work!
 
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