A Greek airship based on the trireme and other Greek design elements.
About this creation
Inspiration struck for this particular MOC, but I could never tell you where exactly that inspiration came from. Somehow, I got the idea to build an airship, except based somewhat on the design of a trireme.
As always, I urge viewers to rate my MOCs for the quality and merits of the model, NOT based on whether it exists in real life or not.
The craft is set up best as a ground attack vessel, with 4 light artillary cannons (shaped vaguely like oars) on each side. These cannons rotate and pivot downward. The barrage from these 8 cannons can prove devestating to unsuspecting targets. Unfortunately, the craft is not designed to ward off air attacks. Its defenses are merely four mounted machineguns: 3 on the deck, and one in the lower aft. It requires thirteen people to man every station at once.
Roy, thank you for your review. Aside from perhaps using parts in colors those parts might not be available in, I do not cheat in CAD. In fact, I can't stand those who do. Like you said, it's cheating. Thank you very much for reviewing the model regardless of its incorporeality, I assure you if I had the bricks I'd make most models on my site. This one in particular was a blast to design; definately one of the most fun models I've done in a while. Sadly, I do not have many bricks at all nor the funds to acquire more. I'll update soon with the full gallery of images, once public.
You're not in the minority when you say you prefer actual models to CADded ones. I myself do as well, so don't feel bad or anything, your point is taken but it just won't change anything here. Just keep in mind most of the challenge is in design, so I'd venture to say that it's still an accomplishment to CAD a decent MOC.
Clone Commander LaLa: Thank you! I don't have instructions but I can always give you the .dat file. Just email me at Carbohydrates(AT)Comcast.net and I'll get it to you!
Jake: Thanks, I do love me some good Steampunk.
BBCCD: As I said, I'd love to build it as well. I simply do not have many parts at all, only a small box for small MOCs to be exact, and I hardly have the funds to purchase the bricks to make these things. I don't think whether it exists or not affects the quality of the design, though. Unfortunately, due to these currently unavoidable circumstances, I won't be able to earn your 5/5. Thanks anyway!
Eric: Thank you! The trireme was utilized by a number of cultures. The Romans used it as well, but only after the Greeks, and the Greeks were preceeded by the Phonecians, who are thought to have invented the design in the first place. Feel free to check the Wikipedia link in the MOC description for more details.
The inside. Patterned floor, lanterns hanging from the ceiling, tools in the back, 8 gunner ports, the rear machinegun (not visible), and ladders on the walls that can be attached easily to bars, allowing crew to get above or below deck.
To me, I see little difference between a virtual model or a real one. Both take time and skill to design, just one requires a lot more money and bricks to make! This is an amazing model, I can see you put a lot of effort into it! Very cool!
Congratz on MOTD!
Very interesting construction. Good imagination.
You need to buy more bricks! ;-)
As you didnt actually BUILD this MOC, I find it hard to rate it, so I wont. -But it certainly looks interesting.
I really like it! It has a great colour scheme, a decent interior and very well fitting guns. Youīve hit the shape perfectly and by the way, I donīt care if it is created in 3D or with "real" bricks. It is your creation, a very good one and thatīs the only thing that counts! Iīd like to see itīs roman counterpart ;-) Keep on the good work.
Grats on MoTD. That thing is amazing. It looks like Alexander the Great's and/or da Vinci's wet dream.
As far as "cheating" in CAD, unavailable colors can be achieved with vinyl dye, so any reasonable color and finish are available, even if not from the assembly line. I don't think you cheated at all.
I am just going to quit commenting on this Evony lady always appearing in these banner advertisements when I try to talk about an MOC from now on, okay? Now with that being said, why is it that no military force had ever actually built such a machine in real life? We have the capabilities to build such large air fortresses now, do we not? By the way, this also reminds me of things that you would see in many role playing games such as the Final Fantasy series or the classic Sega Genesis/MegaDrive (and, later, Game Boy Advance) game called Steel Empire. This is a nice MOC, Tom. I wish that I could build something this good in my life, though...U_U
I think it's awesome Tom, but as the two other people stated, it would look and be much better in actual blocks. Also, was the trireme Roman, not Greek... I myself am Greek, but anyways, those are my two "complaints"
i'm with roy down there. i'd be a lot more impressed if this were an actual creation. sure, these programs may be cool, but you don't get the same feel as you would a real MOC. try building this, and it will be a 5/5.
This is incredibly cool. My only complaint is that you have not built it in actual physical bricks. I always feel like computer models of MOCs is somehow cheating (I don't know why I feel this, and I suspect that I am in the minority, but I always want to see it built for real - it somehow feels like more of an accomplishment that way.) Anyway, great design, if you don't buld it for real, then maybe at some point I will (giving credit where credit is due, of course!)