My replica of the Pelican dropship from the Halo video game series (with Marines included).
About this creation
I created a replica of the Pelican dropship that has been seen in all of the games in the Halo series. I modeled it after the Pelican from Halo 1. This Pelican is one of my best architectural creations. It has a sleek-looking front, which I think looks quite good. I was building this one day while watching TV, and it all seemed to come to me for constructing the front in the manor that I did. I used quite a few slanted and intricate pieces to construct that part. Anyway, below are pictures of the many views of the Pelican dropship I've made, along with photos of Marines sitting inside of it. The top of the dropship opens up so that the Marines can be positioned easily inside. The back of the dropship is open, just like in the game.
This is the front view of the Pelican, showing the architectural construction and lighting of the front section. You can also see a gray-tinted curved glass hood in the front. That can be removed easily and a pilot can be placed in there (there is even a seat in there for him to sit in and a mini control panel in there, too).
You can see a front view of the Pelican on the far right of the picture.
A shot of the top of the front section of the Pelican. As you can see, a panel on the top has been removed revealing a storage partition for storing weapons and gear for the Marines (as seen at the top of the photo). The panel covering the storage partition can be removed and replaced quite easily.
A view of the top of the middle section of the Pelican. As you can see, there is a large panel covering the top of the middle section that can easily be flipped up and is hinged to the Pelican. Once this panel is flipped up, you can see the Marines positioned on the two benches inside. They are all armed and ready for battle!
Another shot of the Marines seated inside of the Pelican with the middle panel flipped open.
Here we see a Marine ready to exit out the back of the Pelican. The back of the Pelican is wide open, and once it lands, those inside can exit safely.
Here we see the Pelican in flight and carrying a Warthog (a vehicle for Marines to use when traveling on ground). This sort of thing is seen in-game in Halo, when the Pelican comes to drop off a Warthog for the Marines to use. It is carried by the Pelican in this way.
A side shot of the back of the Pelican with a view into the inside. You can see the thrusters on the tail. Those can be rotated on their sides like the thrusters in-game.
A full side shot of the Pelican. The quality of the photo is not good, but it gives you an idea of the full size of my replica of the Pelican.