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Scorpion VTOL

Post by blackninjatom on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:06 pm

If the Samson is the Blackhawk/Huey of Avatar, then the Scorpion is the Apache/Cobra.

I was hoping I would be able to recycle a lot of the design of the samson, but the only thing similar are the propeller frames, and even those had to be modified by removing one section of the clip pieces. Due to its smaller size I wasn't able to get the twin rotors, but these are sturdier than the ones on the Samson.

That little section between the rotors is actually held in by the round light gray pieces. I agonized over how to cover those round clip pieces for days. Many solutions were more complex and fancy, but in this case the simpler solution was better (in that it actually worked without messing anything else up or falling apart Wink ).

Another interesting thing, is I find the landing gear to be problematic area. I always do it last, and end up having to work around a bunch of design restrictions, while trying to get accurate landing skids.
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Post by Rijulskywalker on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:10 pm

Wow. I like the rotors, nice job on them.
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Post by rc-1798 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:33 pm

I really like your propeller design. Smile Embarassed
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by bl*c on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:44 pm

Great job! Smile

Love how you made the cockpit/windshield. Very interesting design.
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by Troopa Daisy on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:38 am

Love the cockpit area. And this has an awesome design overall. Smile
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Post by Darth Yoda on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:45 am

Looking hot, always gotta love helicopters. Wink
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by Mr. Brickarms on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:42 pm

Is that eventually going to be made into minifig acssesible aircraft? Surprised
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Post by DarthLeumas on Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:13 pm

This looks really cool. It's a lot better than DeckDesigns. Wink
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by blackninjatom on Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:47 pm

Mr. Brickarms wrote:Is that eventually going to be made into minifig acssesible aircraft? Surprised
Probably not why?

DarthLeumas wrote:This looks really cool. It's a lot better than DeckDesigns
Thanks I'm glad you think so. He's been around a long time, and is one of the better known mini builders.
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Post by Rijulskywalker on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:07 pm

DarthLeumas wrote:This looks really cool. It's a lot better than DeckDesigns. Wink
I agree. This is just way more detailed than his.
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by Alpha Beta on Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Wow. Shocked I would use some flat pieces though.
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Re: Scorpion VTOL

Post by Mr. Brickarms on Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:42 pm

If it was minifig accessible, it would be the perfect thing for most any type of minifig MOC!
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Post by Rijulskywalker on Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Alpha Beta wrote:Wow. Shocked I would use some flat pieces though.
If you mean SNOT, it's hard to do that on something that small without increasing the thickness, I would think.
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Post by blackninjatom on Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:15 pm

Mr. Brickarms wrote:If it was minifig accessible, it would be the perfect thing for most any type of minifig MOC!
I guess I will have to be content with being less than perfect. Wink

As for using flat pieces, with this scale there isn't really any way to cover or remove every stud.
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