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DP's Gunship Guide

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:41 am

Aki asked me for this, and made it for him. Though this could be very usefull to all members, especially members who want to join the guild. So here it is:

Well, gunships aren't just a block. You do know the thing they are made for. They should have to be fast and maneuvrable, and have some decent firepower to defend themselfves.

First think: what do I want to let them transport? Troopers? Vehicles? Or even both?

Then think how you are going to archieve this. For example, look at the Laat. The vehicle one doesn't need to be bigger, they just replaced the trooper space with 2 arms.

Start building. I normally start with the cockpit and then build the rest. Make sure you have enough space for the troopers / vehicles you want to transport. So don't make the vehicle after, but before the creating of the gunship.

Make it stable, especially when you have a heavy top. Use supports inside. I used those wedge-pieces from the ILC. They don't take much room but they are VERY stable. That means I could have an extra speeder bike in there.

Now the key thing is: plates. Use way more plates, especially for the side. You can't make a smooth gunship with bricks. Plates are less stable, but when you connect them correctly they can be really strong. Though you shouldn't add heavy objects, like wings to them.

Crew: Use atleast 2 clones with BIG, I repeat, BIG gunships. 1 as a pilot and a second as a co-pilot or a gunner.

And as last, make an unique design. I made myself also a blocky design, but because of the sides it looks smooth and still powerfull. I made my engines to the sides. Big, powerfull engines that will impress the others. I didn't use wings, but they can also be added very easy. Just take your time, it doesn't have to be created tomorrow! I also took 2 weeks creating my gunship, I build a design and then I went doing something else. Then suddenly you just come up with and idea to make it stronger or better. Build easy and think about your structures. That should do it.


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Post by commander nick on Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:46 pm

nice advice i haven't seen any of your gun ships before i'de like to! Wink Pilot

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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:58 pm

commander nick wrote:nice advice i haven't seen any of your gun ships before i'de like to! Wink Pilot

You can find the one (almost) everyone liked here. I'm going to make new one tough.
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Post by Uberlag on Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:14 pm

DP, your gunship is really just a box with some windows, I mean it's cool and all, but I think the LAAT is a good inspiration for making successful gunships.
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:29 pm

Uberlag wrote:DP, your gunship is really just a box with some windows, I mean it's cool and all, but I think the LAAT is a good inspiration for making successful gunships.

It's actually more then that, the sides are sloped, and the design is quite intricate. Smile Actually, remove the wings, the cockpit module, and the ball-turrets, and the LAAT/I is little more then a box as well. Wink Blue Arc
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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:55 pm

astoriabluelegos wrote:
Uberlag wrote:DP, your gunship is really just a box with some windows, I mean it's cool and all, but I think the LAAT is a good inspiration for making successful gunships.

It's actually more then that, the sides are sloped, and the design is quite intricate. Smile Actually, remove the wings, the cockpit module, and the ball-turrets, and the LAAT/I is little more then a box as well. Wink Blue Arc

You are right! Uberlag you should really STOP complainign about everybody, because your MOC's aren't that good either. It's always oh your MOC sucks and this is wrong blablabla. Have you sen your own MOCs?!

You're not making any friends with this, you know!
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:58 pm

Uberlag wrote: I think the LAAT is a good inspiration for making successful gunships.

He is right about this part though, it IS a good inspiration for first-timers. Wink Blue Arc

P.S. DP, where the heck do you get all those awesome smileys??? :scratch:
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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by Uberlag on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:34 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:A I made myself also a blocky design, but because of the sides it looks smooth and still powerful.
Did I ever say your moc sucked?
Did I?!?!?
No, I said it's blocky.
And so did you.

And about my moc's, they are actually pretty good according to people.

AND STOP ARGUING WITH ME BECAUSE I'M NOT ENJOYING THIS
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Post by Wuzzupbob on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:11 pm

Uberlag wrote:DP, your gunship is really just a box with some windows, I mean it's cool and all, but I think the LAAT is a good inspiration for making successful gunships.

yea it's not just a box... it's a sophisticated box Razz
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:25 pm

Wuzzupbob wrote:yea it's not just a box... it's a sophisticated box Razz

Exactly, that's what ALL Gunships are. Wink Blue Arc
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:44 am

astoriabluelegos wrote:
P.S. DP, where the heck do you get all those awesome smileys??? :scratch:

here

just click 3x on the code on the rights of the picture, and then copy-past. img-tags are already with it! Smile



And Uberlag I said it WAS a blocky design BUT I CHANGED it so it WASN'T a blocky design ANYMORE!

So just READ and STOP complaining!
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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by -Aki- on Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:10 am

I will get to work on my gunship sooner or later Smile. Thanks for the help.
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:58 pm

Thanks DP! I shall be using some of those! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by Alpha on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:36 am

My gunship (more like a dropship) is blocky too. I wanted a simple & small design (fast and small). I was able to make 2 of em Smile

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Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:58 am

Alpha wrote:My gunship (more like a dropship) is blocky too. I wanted a simple & small design (fast and small). I was able to make 2 of em Smile

Cool! Can you post them in the "Clone Army Creations" thread for us all to see? Smile Blue Arc
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Post by Uberlag on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:59 am

I have a giant gunship for my new Jungle series of Moc's, I'm quite please with myself, it'll be up tomorrow.
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Post by Alpha on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:07 am

astoriabluelegos wrote:
Alpha wrote:My gunship (more like a dropship) is blocky too. I wanted a simple & small design (fast and small). I was able to make 2 of em Smile

Cool! Can you post them in the "Clone Army Creations" thread for us all to see? Smile Blue Arc

Non-guild members can't make new topics in any forum (besides WIPs and this one). Cant wait to see your Jungle Gunship Uber Kashyyyk

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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by Uberlag on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:11 am

Post it in this forum, or PM it to Rook or 007, depending on its goodness they might let you in the guild.
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Re: DP's Gunship Guide

Post by Alpha on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:16 am

Click here for the crappiest gunship you'll ever see!
It's small, it's fast, and it gets the job done. (Ehh... it's more like a dropship)

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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:17 am

Alpha wrote:Click here for the crappiest gunship you'll ever see!
It's small, it's fast, and it gets the job done. (Ehh... it's more like a dropship)

This is an perfect example! Now please use my guide and see what you can do! Smile
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Post by -Aki- on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:11 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:
Alpha wrote:Click here for the crappiest gunship you'll ever see!
It's small, it's fast, and it gets the job done. (Ehh... it's more like a dropship)

This is an perfect example! Now please use my guide and see what you can do! Smile

If you don't mind, I will do what you did: make a simple dropship, and post it here for criticism of how to improve.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:13 pm

Aki-kundu wrote:
DarthPineapple wrote:
Alpha wrote:Click here for the crappiest gunship you'll ever see!
It's small, it's fast, and it gets the job done. (Ehh... it's more like a dropship)

This is an perfect example! Now please use my guide and see what you can do! Smile

If you don't mind, I will do what you did: make a simple dropship, and post it here for criticism of how to improve.

Do that, though don't make it too simple.
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Post by -Aki- on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:17 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:
Aki-kundu wrote:
DarthPineapple wrote:
Alpha wrote:Click here for the crappiest gunship you'll ever see!
It's small, it's fast, and it gets the job done. (Ehh... it's more like a dropship)

This is an perfect example! Now please use my guide and see what you can do! Smile

If you don't mind, I will do what you did: make a simple dropship, and post it here for criticism of how to improve.

Do that, though don't make it too simple.

It will have open side doors, it will be small, and have a small atmospheric system so I have a excuse for it being an AA transport (AA in such as all altitude).
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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:17 pm

Do whatever you like. Smile
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Post by -Aki- on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:19 pm

I will start working on it, soon. It will be simple so it will be simple to modify and so I can have more than one, lika a medical one, and a vehicle one.
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