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Nova II-Class Starfighter
Final version (probably) of one of my oldest posted MOCs.
About this creation
Let me begin by saying I don't mean to litter MOCpages with subsequent versions of the same MOC. I do this often. But don't think I'm trying to waste your time or am a complete attention whore, that's not what I'm trying to do here. This will be the fourth post of what I consider to be one of the most eloquent starfighters I have ever been able to design. The original design was conceived in 2004 and underwent numerous changes to what you see today. This should be the last version. When something sits out on my desk or my shelf long enough, it either gets scrapped, or remodeled. I always liked this ship so the latter was preferred (although at one point there were four replicates of this design, which can be seen here. Three have been scrapped).



The redesign took place over the last few weeks when I've been too lazy to finish either of my two larger WIPs. Also I find it's impossible to clean my Lego room because just when I'm about to have everything sorted out, the pieces are too enticing and I'm forced to build something. I had no game plan. I looked at what I thought was already a great build, decided to ruin it, and put it back together.



Before I get blasted for possible paint usage, let me tell you that everything that looks out of place is a DECAL/STICKER, NOT paint. The decals were cut out from OFFICIAL Lego sticker sheets, into the shapes I desired for the model. This includes the front stripe, the small decals near the cockpit, and lastly the stickers on the wings, which gives those stripes a nice complete look over the wings.



I've been watching Battlestar Galactica lately. The Vipers astound me, thus peaking my curiosity in starfighters once more.







The model is completely studless. I may have come down with a worse obsession however, and that is covering even bottom plates/studs. You will see the result here added two inverted wings, which were also tiled, and the entire bottom is flat, except for minor detailing and the few exposed plates on the nose.



Of course there is landing gear. The purpose of this model was to make something that was as functional and realistic as possible. Bottom intakes have been added.



The name has been changed from Xenon (the name of a printer company) to Gattaca (the name of a great Sci-Fi movie) to finally Nova, which in my opinion is generic, but a far better moniker than the former two.



Ordinance and pilot.



This last image shows the clear evolution of the fighter craft. For more, you may visit (in order of oldest to newest) these pages:
Xenon
Gattaca II
Gattaca III

if you prefer to comment on a specific part, I have found flickr to be of exceptional use. Flickr page of this starfighter can be found here.

As usual, thank you for viewing, and until next time, peace out.






Comments

 I like it 
  December 23, 2011
Excellent but im afraid its NOT completely studless. I can point out SIX studs on this thing. Four of which can easily be covered.
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  October 18, 2009
fantastic model one of the best star fighters i have seen please could i have the instructions!!!! i would love to build one in honour
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  September 17, 2009
Really well-designed fighter, and the colors look great! It looks so smooth! I know exactly what you mean with the remodeling. Usually I just edit the original page; that's what I did with my piano. It's sat on my nightstand for at least 4 months. Check it out, if you find the time. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/122376
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  September 13, 2009
Looks great! Keep up the good work!
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  August 27, 2009
Sweet. I love those wings.
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  August 25, 2009
Very, very nice. I don't use 'em myself, but you are one of the few people who use stickers to their great advantage.
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  July 30, 2009
MAte that's a gorgeous fighter, and not to worry about the re-posting. I have had to do the same exact thing with my A.M.I.S.T which I have finally posted complete with clear pics. Sometimes it just takes a while to get it right. P.S - B.S.G rules!
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  July 28, 2009
Wow, this is like perfect. It looks simple enough from the main photo, but the more I look at it, the more attention to detail I'm seeing. Really nice work.
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  July 28, 2009
This is one slick design. I love your color scheme. First rate build.
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  July 27, 2009
It's cool! Reminds me of the Viper fightercraft from Battlestar Galactica.
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  July 27, 2009
Quoting Chris Phipson For all of our sakes though, I hope the obsession with making the bottom flat as well doesn't catch on, I just don't think I have the patience for that sort of thing... but you pulled it off SUPERBLY! Thanks for sharing! ~ Chris.
For all our sakes, I hope you are right too, God knows it was a pain in the rear-end to pull off on this little craft, imagine trying to go bottom studless on a SHIP or something of greater magnitude. But thanks for your comments, they, like everyone else's are very much appreciated, so thanks again everyone!
Jon N
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masterchief 1
  July 26, 2009
So cool! Glad to see you return to mocpages!
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  July 26, 2009
cool 8)
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  July 26, 2009
I love the sleek, simple and elegant design of this moc. You're revisions have been worth the time. For all of our sakes though, I hope the obsession with making the bottom flat as well doesn't catch on, I just don't think I have the patience for that sort of thing... but you pulled it off SUPERBLY! Thanks for sharing! ~ Chris.
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  July 26, 2009
Looks like a fine model. You're not flooding mocpages though, in fact, more in the same vein would be nice: anything's better than clone stickerspam or runescape clay n' capes.
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  July 26, 2009
Wow. This is a great MOC, Jon. I would not be surprised if it gets MOTD status soon. At any rate, I wish that I could make MOCs as great as this one and do them as fast as I did the Mighty Mite.
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  July 26, 2009
The evolution is really interesting, and even if the previous versions were great, the final result was worth the wait. Beautiful, and I love what you've done with the stickers, great job !
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  July 26, 2009
Another great starfighter! I like the color scheme and it has a sweet design! Please check out some of my MOCs. (thanks)
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  July 26, 2009
I like how similar in shape this is to modern military aircraft, yet how you make it your own with the many tail fins and the great idea of using cut stickers. That'll show them purists! G'job!
 
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