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Dropship
« on: September 11, 2016, 12:20:50 AM »
Wanted to enter for a while, but I wanted to finish other projects, and with less than 3 weeks remaining I better get cracking.
I'll be using these kits to create a vtol atmospheric/space dropship/gunship:

Stay tuned for more

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 02:13:35 AM »
Man, this' going to be a kitbash & a half! 8)
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 04:36:50 AM »
Watching this one intently.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 12:01:04 PM »
Yes, yes, please proceed

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 05:06:39 PM »
Interesting...

Re: Dropship
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 11:42:00 PM »
Real life got in the way of this build, but hopefully with the extension I will be able to get it done.


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Re: Dropship
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 12:19:41 AM »
Wow! That's lookin pretty cool 👍
the paper gods demand sacrifice

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 12:43:29 AM »
 Heavy surgery...I respect that  :) Go ahead
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 01:14:11 AM »
Nice! 8)
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2016, 01:30:37 AM »
Oh that looks promising... :)
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 01:53:34 AM »
 :o

That is mind-numblingly cool  :-*
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 03:10:41 AM »
Good luck gettin' 'er across the finish line!

Sure seems a contender to me!

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 03:15:43 AM »
Keep the paint job simple to help others the time crunch. This is awesome enough as it is!

Re: Dropship
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2016, 01:04:42 AM »
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt:


Test fiting:


As for paint I'm thinking standard two tone hind camo or plain olive drab.

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2016, 02:35:29 AM »





Love the tail too, Going to have to use that on future Harrier Builds
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2016, 03:17:49 AM »
Don't forget to put Spunkmeyer in the back seat ....



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Re: Dropship
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2016, 04:32:39 AM »
Jaw-dropping...
Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2016, 09:51:14 AM »
I hope that's an energy weapon that doesn't require ammunition, otherwise there goes your cargo carrying capability! :-\
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Offline Kelmola

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2016, 04:17:59 PM »
Sci-fi weapons carry their ammunition in hammerspace anyway, so no worries about losing cargo space :P

Re: Dropship
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2016, 01:04:01 AM »
I hope that's an energy weapon that doesn't require ammunition, otherwise there goes your cargo carrying capability! :-\


There's not that much cargo space anyway (about 8 troops near the ramp) due to the internal layout. I'll probably do a paint diagram of the insides later.

Sci-fi weapons carry their ammunition in hammerspace anyway, so no worries about losing cargo space :P


There is some space inside for ammo, fuel on the other hand...

Finished:

Two things on the back are the orbital engines. Dual mode - air breathing jet for high speed high altitude flight which then switches to rocket mode to blast into orbit.


VTOL and LZ approach engines - single engine split into two to create space in between.
Fixed weapons:
1x Massive gatling gun
2x ECM/EW pods (original Harrier gun pods)
Retractable weapons:
8x Heavy anti-tank missiles
4x Rocket pods
8x Light anti-vehicle missiles (folds into wingtips)
2x Anti-air missiles (not modeled - extends out of outrigger landing gear bay)


Borked the decal because it was old and started disintegrating while I was applying it.

Side view:

Little man for scale.




Finally able to use the muzzle flash effect parts!

Bill of Materials:
Cockpit - 1/144 Hind
Body - 1/72 Harrier
Rear body - 1/220 Transall
Rear wings - 1/144 su-34
Top engines - 1/72 vf-25 + 1/144 Blast impulse gundam
Giant hellfires - 1/100? off of diecast Apache
Wingtip missile pod - 1/144 F-toys Apache

Thanks for the encouragement and for looking :)

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2016, 01:29:08 AM »
 :)

Really good.

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2016, 01:50:09 AM »
:)

Really good.

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I couldn't agree more! I just love that huge gun with the muzzle flash!

Well done!

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2016, 02:19:10 AM »
Wow!!! Looks incredible!!  :-* :-*
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2016, 07:55:41 AM »
So Awesome!!!!
...
...
...bit jealous now...!   :)

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2016, 08:23:07 AM »
Wowsers. 10/10!

Now off to planet LV 426 to kick some xenomorph butt!!
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 08:44:06 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Dropship
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2016, 11:35:57 AM »
This is a machine to kill, indeed. :-* :-* :-* :-* >:D

Re: Dropship
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2016, 12:07:00 PM »
Thanks all :)

Now off to planet LV 426 to kick some xenomorph butt!!


Been there, done that:

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2016, 07:14:15 PM »
WOW!!!!!

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2016, 12:28:19 AM »
At once extremely awesome and yet "believable" (SSTO payload fraction notwithstanding, but I guess fuel is even better to store in hammerspace and it is the issue with every sci-fi dropship ever).

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2016, 05:37:38 PM »
Very good job! :)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 08:25:09 PM »
That's excellent!  8)

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2016, 11:51:52 PM »

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2016, 06:00:46 AM »
Most excellent,

This is most certainly "in the pipe, 5 by 5 "


love it

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2016, 09:28:37 PM »
what a stellar example of scale-bashing!

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Re: Dropship
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2016, 04:43:20 AM »
That is so stupidly cool! BRAVO!
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