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!!)
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)
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?