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Heavily Modified LAAT/i Republic Gunship 7163
Here is my modified LAAT/i Republic Gunship. Its about 2 years in the making, and I think its turned out pretty well so far. I've added a missile loader, a speeder bike cargo hold, air to air missiles under the wings, missiles in the sliding doors, and a med bay. I also improved the missile launcher itself, lengthened the ball turrets, improved the troop bay, and completely re-did the sliding bay doors.
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Here is my modified LAAT/i Republic Gunship. Its about 2 years in the making, and I think its turned out pretty well so far. I've added a missile loader, a speeder bike cargo hold, air to air missiles under the wings, missiles in the sliding doors, and a med bay. I also improved the missile launcher itself, lengthened the ball turrets, improved the troop bay, and completely re-did the sliding bay doors. It now holds about 18 troops.














Close up of the modified missile launcher, now much more screen accurate.










The missile loading system, I snagged the general build from builder Padawan 716, check his Gunship out here








More pics of my precious missile loader, note that when you turn one of the gears, the other one turns in the opposite direction. This was the last modification a made.










Ah, the speeder bike hanger, a detail Lego just added. Mine also fits a speeder bike (I did it before they did! I just didn't post it until now...). This was one of the first mods I added, I went through a lot a different designs on this one, I think I'm happy with it though...











Just a few pictures showing how the speeder bike deploys...









































A view into the infantry bay from the back trough the speeder bay.









A view of the infantry bay without the speeder.











And one with the speeder.











My wing-mounted air to air rockets. Nothing fancy.











A side view.











My modified wings. These took me about 4 days to decide that I was done. I really am happy with how they turned out.












The other side. Note the two missiles in the lower right hand corner of the door. These are actually supposed to be their as they are depicted in several star wars cross-sections. You can see a little bit of them here but I wasn't able to find the picture that really shows them :(











Close up of the rockets. As far a I know, I'm the first to have made these.






















A birds-eye view of the med-bay I put in. I tried to be as screen accurate as I could. (btw, is it really called "screen-accurate" when I am basing it off of the official Star Wars cross-sections?)










































With the cabinets open.






























































Here you can see the ladder I added. this is how the pilots get out of the gunship. this is also "screen accurate"










The ladder folded down.
























In the following pics I try to show just how many troopers I can cram in there. I have 19 crammed in, there should be 30, but I could probably fit another 7 in if I took the speeder bike out...















































A nice "good bye" view of the gunship. This is the last thing droids see when they see a gunship.



Comments

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  April 1, 2011
coolmods on a 400 dollar gunship
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  June 22, 2010
nice mods.
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  May 27, 2010
Awesome.I'm thinking of modding my speeder entry ramp and I quite like yours
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  September 29, 2009
i have 6 of 7163`s cool too cool droids
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  March 24, 2009
Beast gunship... this is really awesome... it is so "screen-accurate".... great job.. btw come and look at my modified republic gunship
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  March 14, 2009
Great gunship! Cool modifications! Check my stuff!
Evan Ehrenberg
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Arc Commander Spike
  January 16, 2009
Hi, the 820th is having a vote for second admin if you want to run.
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  January 13, 2009
Very interesting way on how you did the speeder cargo door. Cool MOC!
Evan Ehrenberg
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CC- 2225 cody
  January 12, 2009
AMAZING!
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  January 11, 2009
Cool. I tried to do the missles on the slide doors but it didnt work :(
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  December 12, 2008
Ummm, k... first off.. I'm not Sam, I'm Evan. And.. well I guess thats it, I look forward to seeing the creation you speak of.
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  December 1, 2008
I am now an instant fan of every moc you do.
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  October 23, 2008
This is hot!! thanks for your comment about my piano. It's not listed on the website for purchase though, I think it's not that good enough to be selled :)
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  October 22, 2008
I have jsut posted part 6 of my comic check it out.
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  October 18, 2008
i luv it! check out my creations!
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  October 10, 2008
To answer you Evan, the legs are actually accurate I used the drawing on wikipedia for reference. Also, the joy sticks add the effect of the bulbs protruding out the big dome thing (which is accurate). I also know I have to use the AT-AT circular piece with the joint pattern instead.
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  October 10, 2008
i luv it sooo much! check out my stuff!
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  October 9, 2008
AWESOME!!!! I love the way you did the slanted doors and back. This gunship's way better than mine. Please check out my custom AT-PT
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  October 8, 2008
ur good! check out my stuff!
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  October 4, 2008
That's really cool, it could fit all my troops in there because I have 18.
Evan Ehrenberg
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CC-7576
  October 3, 2008
WOW, I love it, much better than the orginal, the only thing which isnt so perfect is the Speeder cargo roomin the back of the ship.
Evan Ehrenberg
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Michael Sloper
  October 3, 2008
I made the next part of "Hero's destiny" check it out. one other thing that gunership is awesome!
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  October 3, 2008
Sorry I didn't add you on my ally list yet, btw I changed my legion's Jedi leader so you can have Cin Drallig! I did this because I changed my series from being in the clone wars to during the time of order 66! and I am the official Sith Leader, not the commander! I changed his name to commander Kevin. I want a Gunship wicked bad but my parents think it's a waste of money and that I should save my money for more important reasons!
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  October 3, 2008
Sweet Mods! You got quite a bit of episode 2 troops there!
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  October 3, 2008
great job!I like the expanded rear speeder hangar concept,but it still needs a little work.anyway,you did a good job on this!
 
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