Hello I built now an Gunboat, often used by the Impire. In comparison to the Tie-bomber, it has shields, armorplating, but is slower. But the most important fact is, that the Starwing Gunboat has an Hyperdrive, wich made it independend from an Carrier-capital ship. So sometimes it seems like a sqadron of Starwings came out of nowhere. Few Gunboats are able to bring down an capital ship, because of their capacity of firing 40 conclussion-missiles, and their strong shields. For the imperial navy the Starwing was an step to bigger fighters, instead of small agile Tie-fighters.
Also the missiles had more impact than the classic laser-canons.
The diagonal wings acts as heatsinks for radiating the heat from the missile launchers.
The silouette has progressive character, wich filled the imperial idea of reign trough fear.
The Ion-Engines are arranged in an dual line.
At the rear of the missile launchers you can see the lever-sticks for firing the missiles.
Of course the landing-gear is retractable. For the underside, i let the classic negativ-studs design be as it is; but now as i see it, there is way to built it flat clean...the building goes on.
Beneath the greebles are the two gearweels, with that you can rotate the missile-magazins; I have not found an way to rotate them automatically.
The lasercanons and ioncanons are adjustable.
With the ion-canons at the top, the Starwing has also the ability to inactivate enemy ships.
With the size of the cockpitseat, you can see, that the gunboat is a bit bigger than minifig-scale. That is a bit of an pitty; because it does not fit in scale of my other fighters, wich are bigger than normal Lego-sets, but still suitable for minifigs.
Space-saving landing mode
So finaly i changed to my favorit colour: dark blue.
Along with the new clean design of the bottom comes an imitation of the Imperial Emblem.
Maybe it is not stable enough for rude playing action...
Thanks for visiting, and previosly thanks for all comments!
I love the way you've created the nose/cockpit angle: it's deceptively hard to get right. Very impressive.
I have one small point of criticism and that is that the two main wings might be a little on the short side.
And maybe the fact that it's not minifig-scale (but that leaves something for me to do ;-) ).
Overall though.. genuinely impressive.
Quoting Garry King
I am always impressed with your LDD talents and this is definitely no exception. I like everything about it and hope that some day this will be build for real. Great work Stephan.
Thanks for the encouraging words.
Well, in January i am finished with my electronics-school - and when i will working normally again, the cash for lego will come in... also i have to lern more about bricklink.