Well here comes another vehicle build of my one and only creator set so far and although the title picture may not look like it this one is different from most vehicles I have seen here. But see for yourself.
People who already visited might have noticed the different main photo. Well, I was a bit unhappy with the front design still and tried it over again. This is the result. Most of the following pictures show the old design but down at the bottom of this page are some more with the new "face".
I chose the name of this vehicle because it has some similarities with a fish. The structure at its sides reminds of gills and its rear looks a bit like a fish tail. But how does this thing drive you may ask. Where are the rear wheels?
Well here is one...
... and this is where I put the other ;)
The concept I had in mind when I build this was the T-Rex a hybrid construction between motorcycle and car powered by a hayabusa engine (you may check it out on youtube or elsewhere on the internet). A power trike so to say. However I didnt try do build it alike the T-Rex but rather futuristic. This one might appear in the Space Police series but with backup light, rearlights and a third brake light further up to match police requirements. It was rather difficult to place the indicators in an appropriate position that would not destroy the cool looks :)
I tried to make the front look rather aggressive and also used my favourite hood element again :) I tried the design over and over again but with the parts left I couldn't really come up with something completely different from my other MOC.
The main reason for this is that I built the car from back to front because I wanted to have a nice change from the unsymmetrical rear to the symmetrical front. I quite like the look of the rear wing where the wheel is attached. It looks stable and yet agile.
Due to this construction the rear wheel is almost exactly in center of the car which makes it pretty stable. You can also see the cold air intake for the rear wheel brakes, the backup light, the tooth like front lights and the gills which take hot air from the engine and are fitted one row higher than the cold air intake to not disturb the cold air flow.
On this picture you may see details of the rear wing suspension and the roof on which a beacon light is fitted (common it almost looks like it could fly doesn't it? ;)
Here you can see the "suicide" door for more comfortable entrance to the car and also details from the tri-coloured sport seats and the astonishingly simple controls (almost every element for the major vehicle controls is fitted to the steering wheel because you might not want to take your hands of it when the T-Shark goes real fast ;)
Some other angles and detail shots :)
The change of the front also brought changes of the interior. All visible brown pieces are now limited to the interior to make it more credible. The door got an extra panel and also the board with the controls is now brown. The rear mirrors are in a more appropriate position now.
To the cockpit was added an extension for the steering wheel and a display left of it which shows all necessary information the driver of such a car would need (well Space Police stuff of course ;)
I also tried to make something out of the spare parts (tried to build a dyno for the T-Shark and a service station but it just didn't turn out the way that I wanted) and finally came up with a little scene including a little hover robot. I find it rather cute. The other object is, well, just something it hides behind :)
The new front now also includes the Space Police colours green and white making the T-Shark look a little more mature now I think and more complete (though the front is a little less sharkish maybe :)
It was fun to make something different and I hope you also had some looking at it :)