I stumbled across an amazing rendition of a Space 1999 Eagle on Brickshelf a while ago and I was inspired to try a Blacktron version, as they're always stealing other dudes technology. It didn't really turn out as good as I hoped but worth a post anyway. The front section gave me heaps of grief and I'm still not happy with it in particular. Also I had some support pieces and corner slopes on a Bricklink order but even they won't save it I'm afraid.
5/5. Even non-piloted craft can look elegant. I am very cheering for people that can make up some thematical ship with absolutely different techniques (these ones were never used in orginal Blacktron) :D
Check the Mysterions this guy made for "Mysterion Lovers". They're amazing :) http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/14245 (oh, and if you got the time, could you post there some of yours? It's your own theme, after all)
It was a cool show... I'm surprised that Garth don't seems to like it very much ;-) So, the MOC: excellent ! I really love the front, and the yellow stripes on it and on the ... "pods" on the side -don't know how to call them exactly.
The fact that is little less sleek than the original gives it a more brutal, pervert look, very Blacktron so ! What I prefer is the hidden gun. Just great, another very cool Blacktron MOC !
Okay, firstly, that cockpit/bridge makes me want to kill myself (not in happiness). Second, please tell me you're going to at least try to fix that bottom part in the middle of the ship. The rest I'm going to have to say eh to. And what is it with you, Blacktron and symmetry? Not that I don't like it, it's just not... Ocean. Oh, and I'd really appreciate it if you didn't post something that atrotious ever again. Seriously.
Fun build, Shan. The eagle's design is a massive headache for any builder, especially the nose. I think you did it justice, while still managing some fun alterations. (Nico Bestanpouri and Ron Haller have got some great traditional versions of Eagles posted, by the way. Check 'em out if you get a chance) So with the Blacktron color change there, maybe we should change the name from Eagle to Wasp.
Cool. I remember seeing the original too. I was first a bit confused by the large thruster pieces you used as feet. I thought it might be a VTOL kind of ship, and the thrusters would turn backwards when it was airborne. But judging by the original, I think they stay in this position, am I right?