Built this back in '07 when I first got into the whole modern military thing, just after I found out about this site. Was pretty proud of it then, although, ehh, it's long since been scrapped. Was definitely a fun build though.
The secondary armaments on the AH-72's left wing. Weapons can easily be switched out. This Crusader is optimized for ground attack, as it is equiped with two TOW missles on each wing, and the usual 70mm rocket pods. Also, you can see the one of the front landing gear.
The front of the AH-72. The primary weapon, the 30mm rotary cannon has a 90 degree firing arc and 1200 rounds. Perfect for turning your friendly neighborhood Sitrians into Swiss cheese. Ooooh...bloodshed. You can see the cockpit area, but not very well. A true cockpit pic will come when I can get a decent outdoors picture.
The back of the AH-72. The main rotor and left wing are visible, along with a nice shot of the rear landing gear. The main focus of this pic is the engines.
Another back picture. The back tail fin area and the rear rotor is the area I really changed between versions. In typical American style, there are two rear stabilizers to increase maneuverability. The Crusader can outmaneuver the Hellhound any day of the week.
Top, view. Should have gotten a pic of the propellers spinning. Oh well, I will get one when its nicer outside.
The first version I built of the AH-72, a great improvement so far in my opinion.
More pics will come, scenes from outside...when its not winter...or maybe some tundra action...
In reply to Colla Designs: Well thank you Colla! ZOMG! i canz hass c00kie mow?!?1/
Never actually reviewed this, which is strange. Fantastic build, very inspiring for someone on the verge of a dark age, i think you may have saved my lego building days. Congratulations Mr.Melick, you've earned yourself a Golden Cookie! Keep up the great work.
I think that the Gunship is perfectly formed. It seems like all the pieces are in the right places, and everything is the right size. Usually, this is not easy with the relatively large pieces you used. my only complaint is the rear tail, it looks rather large.