This is for the BOTW1 contest from The Lego Builders Guild(link)http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22585 If the link does not work, copy/paste it and right click, then select 'go to copied address'. It is supposed to be an AEG.IV bomber going along with one of the first Gotha G.V bombers on its test mission, and is set in August of 1917. While this most likely did not happen, I did not have the pieces to make two Gotha bombers, so I set it in a timeframe where the Gotha could have made a test run on a small target with the AEG.IV. It could have been possible, but it never happened.
About this creation
This was set in the rise of the Gotha G.V, and several bombs were dropped, destroying property, so I hope it is close enough to the topic. They missed the boat(wedge on jumper plate).
The Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG).IV entered service in late 1916 and was designed as a tactical bomber. It was still being used up until the Armistice was signed. It had a wingspan of 60 feet, 4.25 inches, was 31 feet 10 inches long, and was 12 feet 9 5/8 inches tall. It could carry 880 pounds of bombs, and had a top speed of 103 mph.
'Working' elevators and rudders.
The empty bomb rack.
The Gotha G.V entered service in August of 1917,and was also used until the Armistice was signed in June 1918. It had a wingspan of 77 feet 9 inches, was 40 feet long, and was 14 feet 1 and 1/4 inch tall. It had a top speed of 87.5 mph, and could carry a bomb load of 1,102 pounds.
There was a slit in the rear fuselage to allow the rear gunner to shoot at enemy aircraft that were below and behind the Gotha G.V.
The empty bomb rack.
I did not get read the post about the contest until Wednesday, so I was at even more of a disadvantage than I already am due to not having buckets of Legos of the same color. I do, however, strive to make the wacky color schemes symmetrical, and both planes do indeed have symmetrical colors, I should know, I made them. I used forced perspective(tips on this would be very much appreciated) for the first time, as I did not have enough pieces to make a fig-sized dock/waterfront. You may ask,"Why even build all this when it is going to be a rainbow warrior, and even more, why even enter a contest with it?" My answer is, to show to myself and others, that I can and will continue to overcome my lack of legos, and to learn new techniques that will cut down on pieces. I learn as I build, and if I don't build, how will I learn? So, label it a rainbow warrior. Aren't rainbow warriors still warriors though? This rant strayed off topic, but I am merely trying to explain why my big creations wear coats of many colors.