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RXS-7 - R-Wing Class Gunship
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About this creation
Built for the FBTB.net R-Wing contest, for which entrants were tasked to build a ship that resembles the capital letter 'R'. My primary goals for this model were to build a ship that looked like an 'R' in a more abstract fashion (ie, I didn't want to have a letter 'R' with wings), and to create something that looked unique from the usual ship designs. Designing and building this ship was a challenge for me, since achieving a good looking R-shape was difficult, and the 90F plus degree summer temperatures inside my home didn't help any!

See the Appendix folder on Brickshelf for WIP and construction pics. This model went through several wretched iterations before reaching the final version.

Required backstory for the contest:

The RXS-7 Gunship was developed by Kuat Systems Engineering and was commissioned by the controversial Commander Kilgore. Kilgore's desire was a ship to help deal with "those ****ed situations where dainty, surgical strikes just don't cut it." This fighter's main purpose was to serve as a mobile, heavy laser cannon, intended to completely obliterate its targets.

[2006.07.29]



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   Cover shot with the ship's proud pilot.



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   Profile shot.



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   Rotated shot to demonstrate resemblance to the capital letter 'R'.



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   Overall view from the front. This pic shows off the yellow striping along the top.



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   Overall view from the rear.



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   Front view, featuring the main heavy cannon and the cockpit.



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   Rear view, featuring the engines. The backside and engines are probably my favorite part of this model.



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   Closeup of the main heavy cannon. I think I'm slowly getting better at implementing weaponry.



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   Closeup of the cockpit and the strafing gun mounted underneath. The gun works great for taking potshots at unfriendly pedestrians below.



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   The cockpit has windows in front, on top, and on both sides for visibility, with the cockpit hatches opening up on both sides.



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   Closeup of the backside of the front half of the ship.



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   Closeup of the bend in the backside of the ship. Note the inset yellow color of the engines section.



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   Profile closeup of the engines.



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   Top view of the backside. I found that placing the yellow dots in a uniform manner around this section yielded a nice visual effect.



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   Closeup of the midsection that joins the cannon, cockpit and engines sections.



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   Overall view of the underside.



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   Underside closeup.



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   Shot of the ship with the minifig to give a feel for the ship's scale.



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   My attempt at comic relief.



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   She's all out of bubblegum.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 16, 2010
The attention to detail is mind boggling! And I saw the nifty techniques employed here over at your Brickshelf link. Wow! Just wow!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2009
Thats so cool LOL
 I like it 
  August 10, 2007
really cool, studless and original! it kinda looks like a futuristic gun...
 I like it 
  May 9, 2007
Dennis, where are you? Get back into action! Your stuff is great, but please keep building.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2006
I couldn't believe...this is just really absolutely awesomely GUNSHIP.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2006
I love it. I also love how it resembles a sub-machine gun in some akward way, so I decided to give it a 5! It rocks! Hope you get into the top!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2006
Five stars as an MOC. love the details and the greeblies. But it doesn't hold the same resemblance to an R that others I have seen do. I don't think it looks very star wars either. But the second part is just me, and it is still a very good MOC.
 I like it 
  July 30, 2006
you never seace to amaze, brilliant ship
 
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