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Y Saeth Melyn
A space-racer from the shipyards on Llwyngwril X. Built using STUFF (Studs Up FFront) because SNOT is green and slimey.
About this creation


"Y Saeth Melyn" or "The Yellow Arrow" was a deep-space racer, also capable of atmospheric flight. Its large wing-like body carried plenty of fuel for races around the solar system and beyond. It's seen here leaving Earth orbit with its search radar folded down.





The colour scheme of the "Arrow" was taken from centuries old starship design textbooks by the likes of Peter Elson and Chris Foss, which were discovered by archaeologists at the British Library.





An array of powerful engines thrust the "Arrow" deeper into space on a Nebula Classic race over 50 years ago. Some people claimed that the shape and colour of the ship were due it having been built from pieces of an old castle. They were obviously mad!





The array of greebles on the top and bottom surfaces of the "Saeth Melyn" caused substantial drag when racing in a planet's atmosphere. Experts estimate that the "Arrow" would have been 18.36% faster without its cover of greebles.





The "Arrow" had limited storage space for baggage and emergency equipment. Here we see the pilot about to pop down to the Post Office on Tywyn VI to post his Mum a birthday present.





As with other space-racers, greebles would come loose with the wear & tear of high-stress space-racing. Pilots would be forced to rely on the repair technology of whatever the nearest planet was. At least this blacksmith's clothes match the colour scheme of the ship...





Everyone knew that most greebles did nothing useful and were put there just to satisfy the aesthetic demands of space-racing fans and websites, such as the infamous "MOCpages". Often the easiest solution to a rattling greeble was to remove it.





Some greebles had to be removed "with extreme prejudice".






Comments

 I like it 
  October 15, 2012
Great job, I like the side opening canopy!
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  October 15, 2012
Great build and amusing commentary! Always enjoy a history lesson! :)
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  September 1, 2012
Nicely done; building, editing, and writing. Wicked!
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  August 31, 2012
I totally agree with you on color in space and i love the colors on this build. that why i've tried to use more color and less gray in what i've been working on. and thanks for your comment on my blood bat
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  August 22, 2012
Wow David I think this is your best build yet. Nice detail work through out!!! Really like the photo shop work as well. Keep it up they look great.
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  August 16, 2012
Nice build and great write-up and photo-shopping as ever! I'm no good at Greebles, now I have a good reason not to use them... Oh, love the smiley face too!
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  July 24, 2012
Very nice! Original design and lots of cool details. The story was a fun read too :-)
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  June 18, 2012
Great Spacecraft! Nice amount of detail, not too much or too little. I really like the 'retro' look to this craft and the colour scheme is very suitable.
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  June 14, 2012
Great spacecraft! And a funny description :)
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  June 14, 2012
Cool ship! You should add it in this group: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/3391
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  May 18, 2012
I had to put all of my Lego through the washing machine before I could use it again. It took days and I hated the noise of Lego in the washing machine! Unfortunately a lot of my yellow Lego is over 30 years old and has gone a sort of orange colour...
Quoting A. Metzger nice! i like the SNOT style you used. and did i mention my fav color is orange? :D happy building! EDIT: oops, i guess its yellow. . .looks orange is some of the pics. . .
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  May 18, 2012
hahaha - the old facepieces you used are placed very well! and cool cockpit opening!
  May 18, 2012
nice! i like the SNOT style you used. and did i mention my fav color is orange? :D happy building! EDIT: oops, i guess its yellow. . .looks orange is some of the pics. . .
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  May 18, 2012
You are a man after my own heart. Great snot fighter with old school mini-figs! The castle folk add a little extra too.
 
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