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Aggressive ReConnaissance ARC 170
A snotty, minifig scale Arc-170.
About this creation
There aren't very many scratch built Arc-170s, and even fewer use snot techniques. So I set out to build a minifig scale Arc-170 from scratch (never liked the set anyway) with snot. The wings are so long it was hard getting it out the door to take pictures.


The width to length ratio on this thing must be at least 3:1. That is something that makes this ship unique, besides the fan type S-foils, I mean the wings are so dang long, and they don't even need wings in space!

The width to length ratio on this thing must be at least...never mind basically the same picture, just with the S-foils open.

Yes the wings open and yes the left S-foil is hanging down, but that is gravity for yah. Nothing I can do about it without making the wing fall off, of breaking something else. Fortunately gravity weighs the main wings down, so that they have an accurate downward slant.

Ok I skimped a little here, I admit it, but think of it this way, no one but the stand will be seeing this part of the model on a regular basis.

The nose is actually the section I started with. I could have sloped it more, but it was hard enough keeping that single step between the white and red stripe. Ah well can't have it all right?

I was inspired by the stellar UCS model by Pepa Quin, which if you haven't seen I strongly urge you to check out.

a shot of the rear gunner, who never seems to do anything, I mean it is like the rear gun on the gunships. What are they doing drinking their coffee or something? You can also see the greebles on the back portion of the engines.

There are hardly any reference images of this section, so going by instinct I came up with this.

The rear gunner and engine greebles, not sure if I spelled that correctly, but hey the spell checker says it isn't a word either way so who cares?

This is the angle you see just before Plo Koon gets blown out of the sky. :'-( It was such a pretty fighter too.

I find the Arc-170 very reminiscent to the P-61 Black Widow, which is the precise reason I used my "Lady in the Dark" decal. A little trivia: the P-61 Black Widow named, "Lady in the Dark" is credited as being the fighter to get the last two kills of WWII

And finally the good old three-quarter shot.

Well thanks for looking, and reading if you had the time to do so.



Comments

 I like it 
  August 16, 2011
Wow,awesome!
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  February 9, 2010
wow these are nice!! I have 2 of the original ARC 170s and 2 2010 ones. im considering making a snot one too. GREAT WORK!
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  February 9, 2010
wow these are nice!! I have 2 of the original ARC 170s and 2 2010 ones. im considering making a snot one too. GREAT WORK!
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  January 10, 2010
Absolutely marvelous! I have two of the official LEGO set and now that I've seen your creation I really envy you having this MoC. The best one I've seen so far. Two Thumbs way up!
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  January 9, 2010
Great job!
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  January 2, 2010
this is awesome, saw it on flickr and i couldnt believe i hadnt seen it on here, this is great, wish i could c it for real, its just one of those kind of models, keep up the great work
Tbone tbl
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Kir Kanos Kalinka
  December 30, 2009
Didn't know you were Ninjatron over at CABG! Beautiful fighter!
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  December 29, 2009
can you comment on my imperial one? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/173118
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  December 23, 2009
Excellent job! I just got the ARC-170 set and its pretty good, but this is MUCH better! :P
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  December 19, 2009
This just left me in awe! Incridible SNOT work!
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  December 18, 2009
Excellent Snot on the wings. Everything on this build is stunning, and the details are so clean that I thought it was in UCS scale for a second!
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  December 18, 2009
Awesome and original build! I love the SNOT techniques.
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  December 18, 2009
Nice Man
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  December 18, 2009
Quoting Thomas Lockwood Ok fine it helps in atmosphere, but that's what repulsorlifts are for. ;-) Ah well glad you like it. And that is a mean Arc-170 you linked to.
I believe that Wookieepedia also states that Republic Gunships had 'wings' to support their repulsorlift arrays, hence the even larger ones on the LAAT/c's. They spread out the weight over the length of the repulsor arrays located on the bottom of the wings which relieves some of the stress on the primary arrays located on the fuselage. And like it said, there are heat dispersion fins on the underside, too. I guess the justification for ultra-large repulsors is that it has to hold up those immense laser cannon.
 I made it 
  December 18, 2009
Quoting Brickdoctor - Ah, knew the explanation was there, somewhere:
Quoting Wookieepedia Like their other starfighter designs of its time, such as the lighter Z-95, and the heavier PTB-625, and NTB-630, the ARC-170 had a narrow spaceframe flanked by large engines. The ARC-170 also possessed an S-foil system, which helped to radiate heat, something that aided the fighter's shielding. This also provided additional stability during atmospheric flight.[7]
Ok fine it helps in atmosphere, but that's what repulsorlifts are for. ;-) Ah well glad you like it. And that is a mean Arc-170 you linked to.
 I like it 
  December 18, 2009
Ah, knew the explanation was there, somewhere:
Quoting Wookieepedia Like their other starfighter designs of its time, such as the lighter Z-95, and the heavier PTB-625, and NTB-630, the ARC-170 had a narrow spaceframe flanked by large engines. The ARC-170 also possessed an S-foil system, which helped to radiate heat, something that aided the fighter's shielding. This also provided additional stability during atmospheric flight.[7]
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  December 18, 2009
Oh, and this would make for some nice new decals, too. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Razor_Squadron With the new ARC-170 set coming out soon, other people could use those stickers as well. (not me, however. I own the original set, and no way am I paying twice the money for the exact same piece count.)
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  December 18, 2009
This is incredible! The snot work is awesome! This is easily the best minifig scale ARC-170 i've ever seen!
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  December 18, 2009
Looks great. I've been waiting for someone to make a decent minifig scale ARC-170. I think you went overboard with the SNOT, though. I actually like the windshields in the official set better than these.
 I like it 
  December 18, 2009
great build!
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  December 18, 2009
That's some pretty cool ship configuration! Love the color combo and it does have an aggressive look to it!
 
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