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CROC-88 Urban Assault Quadricopter
I'm ba-ack!!! As basketball winds to a close, I can finally get some free time to post some more of my creations! I built this back around October or November of last year, in hopes of using it in a B-I-G post-apoc story I was going to post. After realizing the impracticality of my aspirations (due to a severe lack of bricks) for now, I decided to go ahead and post it as its own MOC. I'll go ahead and apologize now for the atrocious lighting; I don't have any equipment, and I'm still learning how to use a camera... But with that I give you... the CROC-88!
About this creation
In case you couldn't already tell, inspiration pretty much came from "Star Wars'" iconic Republic Gunship and the Samson thingies from "Avatar". While building this, I was hoping I would be able to break a bad habit of mine that manifested itself in my MOC The Infrared and pretty much every other ship I've built: [scary music] The dreaded "Box-with-Wings" syndrome. I can't say that this is much better... still looks like a bumblebee!

Nerdy Backstory: The CROC-88 was developed by Australian engineers as the United Nation's go-to transport for The Third World War. After the Nuclear Cataclysm of 2083, many survivors were able to recycle CROCs from the war as transports or even makeshift shelters.







A photo of this particular CROC's crew; they appear to be a band of ex-military raiders. I I was gonna use my sig-fig as the commander, but I can't seem to find him anywhere¡K hrmmm¡K Finally got a chance to show off some Brickarms my buddy gave me a while ago¡K ƒº





The CROC's gunner poses with the state-of-the-art missile launcher. I was in a rush to get done, okay!?





The CROC's REAL firepower comes from this bad boy.





Head-On shot.





Rear gun turret¡K Kinda adds to the bumblebee look¡K











The cockpit opens to reveal a spacious interior. I tried using a little LED penlight to help with the shadows¡K oh well.





The seats come out quite nicely.





Respectively, Pilot and Gunner controls.





Cockpit with Figs.





Left rotors are removed¡K





¡Kto reveal the swing-open bay doors, which were shamelessly stolen from the Lego Republic Gunship!





Close up on the door system; nothing new if you have the set.





For yet even MORE interior accessibility, the entire roof lifts off!





The troop/cargo bay of the vehicle.





So THAT'S where Siggy-Andre has been! Looks like those raiders have a hostage¡K Poor lil' guy.





This passage leads to the cockpit. The trans-red tile is supposed to be the control console for the doors.





And THIS passage leads into¡K





The rear turret!





It is pretty cozy, but it can still hold a minifigure!





Turret with the roof on.





The roof has some cool details underneath: a fold-down ladder, warning lights, and the CROC's fuel tank.





Let's head on upstairs¡K





The Roof.





Up here, we've got a nice little storage loft, and the engine; it's easily accessible for repairs.





Engine and booster turbines.





Roof without figs.





What's this? Looks like Siggy-Andre has managed to get loose¡K I suppose there's a new captain for this CROC!





Thanks for viewing!

Final Thoughts:
Phew! It took me forever to get around to uploading this! Now I can scrap this baby and replenish my dwindling dark grey supply; I need it for some more upcoming projects! Stay tuned!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 16, 2012
Nice! Where'd did you get your siggy's head
 I like it 
  July 9, 2012
Excellent work!
 I made it 
  June 14, 2012
Quoting Michael Rutherford Mr. Benjerman, this is a very ambitious build! 6 props? 4 for thrust and two for steering. A very aggressive design. I like how you took the time to show every detail in clear well lit pictures. Good attention to detail, and you even developed the crew members a bit. Well done. I say your question to Mr. Netro about the ship he was building his MOCs for and thought you might want to check it out at this link: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20870 The group is called The Final Countdown. It's a fast paced series of building challenges and we are in desperate need of new members ...Until 3 July when the countdown ends and our ship is either done (and we all escape the planet and live!) or it is not done (and we all die slow deaths by asphyxiation and blood poisoning). Check it out, anybody on the site can answer your questions when you arrive. Bring your talent. We need it to survive!
Wow, thanks for the kind words! I'll definately check it out!
 I like it 
  June 13, 2012
Mr. Benjerman, this is a very ambitious build! 6 props? 4 for thrust and two for steering. A very aggressive design. I like how you took the time to show every detail in clear well lit pictures. Good attention to detail, and you even developed the crew members a bit. Well done. I say your question to Mr. Netro about the ship he was building his MOCs for and thought you might want to check it out at this link: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20870 The group is called The Final Countdown. It's a fast paced series of building challenges and we are in desperate need of new members ...Until 3 July when the countdown ends and our ship is either done (and we all escape the planet and live!) or it is not done (and we all die slow deaths by asphyxiation and blood poisoning). Check it out, anybody on the site can answer your questions when you arrive. Bring your talent. We need it to survive!
 I made it 
  May 11, 2012
Quoting †he Mas†ermind øƒ £ego™ Ok thats it. You're totally on my favorite builders list!
Thanks man! Made my day!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2012
Ok thats it. You're totally on my favorite builders list!
 I made it 
  May 1, 2012
Quoting Grant Brenton Although you have a point about the flying box syndrome, I think you have accomplished what you came to do here. For a post-apoc creation, this fits the bill quite nicely. The rotor assemblies have an interesting and fitting color scheme, the weaponry is necessarily crude but effective, and the inside is functional and eye catching. Nicely done overall. Looking forward to more of your creations.
Thanks Grant! Appreciate you dropping by!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2012
Although you have a point about the flying box syndrome, I think you have accomplished what you came to do here. For a post-apoc creation, this fits the bill quite nicely. The rotor assemblies have an interesting and fitting color scheme, the weaponry is necessarily crude but effective, and the inside is functional and eye catching. Nicely done overall. Looking forward to more of your creations.
 I made it 
  April 18, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith That's a nice swing door, I'll have to remember that technique.
Thanks for dropping by!
 I like it 
  April 17, 2012
That's a nice swing door, I'll have to remember that technique.
 I made it 
  April 16, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Great playability, part usage, and detail work.
Thanks, Brody!
 I like it 
  April 16, 2012
Great playability, part usage, and detail work.
 I made it 
  April 9, 2012
Quoting M2com McKinney Nice work! Love the cockpit!
Thanks for checkin' this out!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2012
Nice work! Love the cockpit!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2012
Quoting JWG 258 Great details, well designed form, removable bits for better playability, plenty of room, its a winner.
Thanks a lot!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Great details, well designed form, removable bits for better playability, plenty of room, its a winner.
 I made it 
  March 18, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Dude, this is awesome! The use of wheels for the rotor housing is brilliant, and it looks fantastic! I like the general shape of this, and the colouration is perfect. I also really like all the play features; you could work for LEGO if you keep this up!
Wow, thanks man! :D
 I like it 
  March 17, 2012
Dude, this is awesome! The use of wheels for the rotor housing is brilliant, and it looks fantastic! I like the general shape of this, and the colouration is perfect. I also really like all the play features; you could work for LEGO if you keep this up!
 I made it 
  March 11, 2012
Quoting Hendrik Bareinz Cool, i like the design of the seats.
Thanks for noticing them! Glad you like it!
 I made it 
  March 11, 2012
Quoting F-ZERO's #1 Fanatic Speaking of shooting, I just have to say you kinda shoot yourself in the foot. Your MOCs(both of them[not counting the bionicle]) are great. Don't be hard on yourself, and make sure you keep up the good work. P.S. I laughed when I saw the sigfig get the key.
Thanks for the pointer; I do see what you're saying. I think you're the first person to notice Siggy-Andre's escape! :D
 I like it 
  March 11, 2012
Cool, i like the design of the seats.
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
Speaking of shooting, I just have to say you kinda shoot yourself in the foot. Your MOCs(both of them[not counting the bionicle]) are great. Don't be hard on yourself, and make sure you keep up the good work. P.S. I laughed when I saw the sigfig get the key.
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting Huss Q. Varna Intense. Love the concept, very convincing hard sci-fi look. I want one. - Huss Q.
Thanks, Huss! That's what I was shooting for!
  March 10, 2012
Intense. Love the concept, very convincing hard sci-fi look. I want one. - Huss Q.
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Cool!
Thank you!
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Deadly! I bet they could use one of these in Philly or Detroit!
Haha, Thanks! They probably could...
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting Cody G Well done! Some bits could be a little more smoothed out or greebled, but the overall shape is awesome!
Thanks, Cody!
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting My Name is Anonymous nice!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 9, 2012
Deadly! I bet they could use one of these in Philly or Detroit!
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
Cool!
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
Well done! Some bits could be a little more smoothed out or greebled, but the overall shape is awesome!
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
nice!
 
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