After several years of having many of my LegoŽ creations sit on shelves in my room, I've finally gotten around to posting some of them on my long-unused MOCpages account.
Here it is: the Spirit of St. Louis recreated in the beloved brick. Charles Lindbergh's record setting plane is one of the most famous in history, so I decided to do my best at creating an accurate representation. I don't think I took too much artistic liberty; instead I made everything as exact as I could at this scale. Enjoy!
The registration number, N-X-211.
I really like the way the shape of the vertical stabilizer came out.
The underside, showing some of the bracing on the wings.
After seemingly endless iterations of the front gear, I got the angles just right.
I've gotten quite creative with unorthodox methods of attaching bricks, all because of the strange landing gear angles on my various airplanes. The most difficult part of the gear is that there is no room to have bulky connection points anywhere.
The vertical stabilizer is attached to the elevator section with a piece 61252. I'll try to post a pic of how it clips on later, once I get my background and lighting set up for brick photography again.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments! This is my first time photographing my models, so if you have any tips I'd love to hear them as well.