Progress report on my Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor Air Dominance Fighter.
About this creation
Hey everybody! Here's some newer pics of the Raptor, this time with landing gear and much better weapon bays. Thanks all you whose critisisms made this possible!
Okay, so what've we got here, first up, a side shot!
As you can see, there's not much to say...Oh! Except that now, it's standing on it's very...own...landing gear! It's not extremely accurate gear, but it's as close as I can figure out so far. I'm still on the case.
The top. Like Will Barnard pointed out in his review of the previous version (which I encourage you to check out, in the WIP folder, just to see how far this has gotten) the intakes were far too rounded, which I fixed on this version. A lot of the red's gone now too, though it still needs thinning. If I can find enough gray.
Bottom, gear up, bays closed...
...and gear down, bays open. The Raptor is currently carrying an Air-toAir load of six AIM-120 AMRAAMs (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles) and twin AIM-9 Sidewinders in the...um...side bays. They aren't there yet. The missiles are mounted on a rail that swings out of the bay to distance the missile from the aircraft, but as of yet it doesn't fit inside the doors that it's supposed to. I think I got it figured out, I just meed the right pieces and will probably have to Bricklink them. The door for the nose gear is way too big and bulky, but from a highly detailed analysis of the nose gear of Ralph Savelsburg'sA-4 Skyhawk I think I might have a better way figured out...
This was just a cool shot I got of it flying formation with it's shadow. Never mind that strange arm extending off the back...
Oh! For those of you asking, yes it does get this sunny in AK.
On the ground, the sun glinting off the polycarbonate windscreen...Just a cool pic.
That's all, thanks for coming, please review and pick each and every inaccuracy to itty-bitty pieces so I can fix it right! ;-)
Nice, you have gone a long way from the original. Few tips though: 1.Try making the nose a bit longer 2. Can you give us a shot of the engines 3. KEEP BUILDING!! Everything gets better as you go, i've been working on my own experimental fighter (check out the page) for 8 months and add new stuff each day! Great job.
Hey, for those of you asking about instructions, I don't do them, but I may (sometime) be putting together some 'Inspiration Packets' on Brickshelf, just folders of lots and lots of up-close partially disassembled photos. Sorry, but that's the closest you're gonna get as far as instructions!
Awsome F-22. If the lego was outside of the pic with the shadow i would have mistaked the shadow as coming from the real thing. Looks really cool from the top and bottom, but it looks too long from the side. The F-22 Raptor is with out doubt the best air-to-air fighter in the world.
Allright, here's my opinion (for what little it's worth)... I've always been more about the "expression" of the build rather than the accuracy. Some home schooled twelve year olds get hung up on details to the smallest stud but where's the fun in that? Have fun with the bricks, don't get hung up on them! I also have a pathological inability to not mention one of my mocs so check out my "Lamentation of Vader" to see what I mean about "expression". For the record, the Raptor is AWESOME! Later ~ Chris.
Your creations utterly exceed mine. I just wanted to thank you for visiting my site and sending me a whole list of reviews. Reviews keep me pumped up, so thanks! As I was saying, your MOCs are excellent.
As I think I said before the underside of the nose and cockpit is not the right angle, the weapon bay needs to move forward and the wings are fantastic! I auctually might be building a raptor as I just ordered a load of grey Lego (sorry to tease you...). Anyway this is looking great. Alex.
Personally, I think the landing gear in the front is too long compared to the back, if anything it should be the oter way aroud but prefferably even. As for your color problem, I don't think a little white would hurt at all. But other than that, I can't wait for the full version! And could you review my mini space fighters?
You need to fix the nozzles and lengthen the area between the intakes and the wings. Two more things bother me... #1 The fact that its yours, not mine. #2 It beats the living daylights outta my A-10. If you could change these... by which I mean give it to me... I'd love it!
this is very accurate regarding the shape from the top down view but the fuselage should be sticking out more from the level of the wings, in other words, its too flat on top. but i think if you fixed that it would look great because everthing else is cool.