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Three BNNA Federation starfighters
The BNNA Federation is a collective of planets in one of the more curious outskirts of space. Officially, BNNA stands for Betelgeusian Nations for Neutral Alliance. These letters were soon turned into the BANANA Republic by its people. Of course, their federation ship colours and uniforms didn't help here.
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Regardless, BNNA had an awesome fleet and some highly trained pilots. Let's take a look at three of their more successful models.

(you can click on the images for a larger view)


The Musa X is essentially a minifig-scale longship, used as a long range non-atmospheric fighter. Its pilots can't help but call it 'the straight banana'.


The Musa has two different sets of engines. One normal set, used at cruise speeds. And one extra set, for extra power in dogfight situations.


Like its predecessors (the Musa I till IX), this longship is fitted with a set of wings to house some of the guns, and more importantly, the engines. By housing the engines in the wings, the ship becomes much more agile than a traditional longship.


The weapons the Musa X carries are....well let's just say it has more then enough.


The second ship in this presentation is the famous Pt41-n Tamal heavy atmospheric fighter. A very popular ship by its pilots, it was basically four enormous engines and a cockpit and some guns and rockets.


But not only that. It had multiple layers of a very thick armour, rendering it a very, very fast flying tank.


Imagine this flying at you at unimaginable speeds....wait, no. You can't. Okay, imagine this firing all its guns at you, while you were very hardpressed to even shoot a dent in it. Got it now?


Top view of the tamale, er, the Tamal. I really like this compact sleek shape.


A look at the smug pilot sitting inside the cockpit.


Oh, hey! This section also opens, showing the inner workings of the ship.


All the sections peeled off, so you can have a look inside.


"Yes, it appears that I'm controlling the action here."


Our third ship may not look like much. But what this gnat fighter didn't have in armour, it made up in speed. And in numbers! No less than hundreds of these were launched, from space-born hangars, at a time in any operation.


The Fruitfly, as they call it, is nothing more than a cockpit suspended between two combined engine/gun sections, making it one of the fastest fighters ever in space combat.


In the back section of the cockpit, there is a limited storage for life support, communications and navigation control. That is all, and it is also why the FF42 had a limited range.


I like the submarine engines as connectors between the sections.


Simple yet effective, I think.


All three ships together at last.

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Hope you enjoyed watching this. I certainly enjoyed building these.

(Can you guess all the banana references I put in the names and descriptions?)

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Contruction of the inner workings.


Those engines may be simple, but I think they're really nice.




Comments

  February 4, 2011
I'd like to try this theme sometime, it's very awesome. Hmmmm..... a balbisiana class ship has a ring to it....
Steef Mediocre
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  January 1, 2011
Nice. My favorite is the Tamal.
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  September 19, 2010
Haha, nice! Bananatron... XD
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  September 13, 2010
Quoting Angka Utama I like this creation for the background story alone(which is funny by the way), and of course the ships are nice too.I agree with others that you should develop the theme further(like adding a comic strip perhaps?).I think you're on to something here.
Thanks. I'll give it some thought. I was thinking maybe a bigger mothership for them or something. But right now, I've started on a new SHIP that isn't going too fast ;)
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  September 12, 2010
I like this creation for the background story alone(which is funny by the way), and of course the ships are nice too.I agree with others that you should develop the theme further(like adding a comic strip perhaps?).I think you're on to something here.
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  September 12, 2010
Fantastic fighters Steef, all of them. But I think my favourite one is number 2!
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  September 2, 2010
The tank one is cool.
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  September 1, 2010
hahaha this is great Steef ! I can't decide which one I prefer. It's close to Suntron, but much more funny with this banana idea. Love that windscreen you've used on the third one, you don't see it everyday. Excellent !
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  August 28, 2010
Ooh i love the second one, its awesome :D
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  August 27, 2010
Thanks for the comments all!
Quoting Nathan Goulding Great ships. and may i recommend making a BNNA group, because i think you're on to something with banana themed ships.
Hmm that is a nice idea, but I only have this one post to put in it. Maybe if someone else makes one in this theme (and by all means, do), they could make the group and I'll add mine to it.
Quoting El Barto ! Some pretty advanced technology there. Good thing they don't have a bunch of monkeys for pilots!
I was tempted to do this at first, but thought better of it. Too obvious, you see. But I bet someone will step up and add a banana-shaped ship piloted by monkeys pretty soon now ;)
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J 1. Musa X - Standard banana, multiple uses. Usually not straight though. 2. Pt41-n Tamal - Banana leaves wrap? I thought it was corn husk. 3. Fruitfly - they'd attack any fruit for that matter. ... Amazing concepts that came to fruition!
It's very appeeling. Pt41-n is also a reference to plantain btw.
Quoting Chris Phipson Those are AWESOME! Ok, now do tomatoes! ~ Chris.
NO U! ;)
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  August 26, 2010
Too good !!! I like very much the mixt on minifigs with the "classic space" body and dark brown legs... And the fighters are too cool !!!
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  August 26, 2010
To qoute a great builder: It's entries like this that make me happy. Small yet detailed minifig-scale ships with great looks and a punchline... Brilliant good Sir!
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  August 25, 2010
A lovely exercise in yellow. Lee.
  August 23, 2010
Stef, these are all very creative designs. Great color too. I don't see a lot of yellow for space related MOCs. The interior of the Tamal (Tamale) is amazing. Regards, Eric.
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  August 23, 2010
really awesome cool color and amazing starfighters design,,,,bravo
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  August 21, 2010
Those are AWESOME! Ok, now do tomatoes! ~ Chris.
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  August 21, 2010
Great work on all three, each has it's own unique and awesome features.
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  August 21, 2010
hehe, this is plain banannas! Really cool, love the mini-figs and there goofy helmets, the whole thing, fun Moc...
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  August 21, 2010
The second one is a wonderful chunk of...well...yellow! And of course the wordplay is great fun.
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  August 21, 2010
Great ships. and may i recommend making a BNNA group, because i think you're on to something with banana themed ships.
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  August 20, 2010
Banana. Themed. Spaceships. I just can't get over that! Too amazing for words here. I'll keep my eyes peeled for more.
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  August 20, 2010
Some pretty advanced technology there. Good thing they don't have a bunch of monkeys for pilots!
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  August 20, 2010
I just have to say, the name, banana republic, is awesome! Also, sweet ships, with the third being my fave =)
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  August 20, 2010
1. Musa X - Standard banana, multiple uses. Usually not straight though. 2. Pt41-n Tamal - Banana leaves wrap? I thought it was corn husk. 3. Fruitfly - they'd attack any fruit for that matter. ... Amazing concepts that came to fruition!
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  August 20, 2010
Very nice collection of ships! That Banana background is hilarious :)
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  August 20, 2010
Three great ships! My personal fave was the Tamal, smooth, swooshable, and full of hidden compartments (OK, two not so hidden compartments). Cool. Very cool.
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  August 20, 2010
Wow! For being simple looking in desgin they look really awesome. I like how you can reveal the inner workings of the Tamal. Great work!!
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  August 20, 2010
Quoting E.K.O . Awesome ships! Did you use parts from anakins y-wing?
No. I don't have that set.
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  August 20, 2010
Awesome ships! Did you use parts from anakins y-wing?
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  August 20, 2010
I love them! Go Banana!
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  August 20, 2010
These are awesome, I like the use of aquanaut pieces, I think I'll go sort mine to use them for mocolympics, great idea, Great job
 
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