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Valley Hogue
Sister ship of the Cable Forge Beta. At last, the Valley Hogue makes it it into orbit!
About this creation

I started out with a little bit of a plan this time, I wanted a groovy looking ship with some cunning lines capable of seating at least a pilot & co-pilot minifig plus room at the back for cargo. I also wanted SNOT on the top & bottom.
It was quite a challenge & three weeks of design plus two or three days build time has produced my lovely chunky beauty weighing in at about a kilo!

Update:
I've added more greebles, thought it needed it. There's more detail on the nose, on the sides infront of the naucelles I've added an engine mounting which helps smooth the lines. The top has been seriously greebled (see below for the results), the rear engines have had a subtle makeover and the naucelles have got an added bit of greeblage.
Below you can see the "before" and "after" pics. You might notice some of the pics in this MoC use "before" pics. Well, I need to change the batteries in my camera :-) For now, anything with teal text is "new", anything with yellow is "old".












Here's the top view, from overhead it looks about as aerodynamic as a housebrick, but hey, there's no atmosphere in space, ahem! The cunning thing is, the bottom view is more or less the same (SNOT top & bottom).









And here's a close up of the greebles on the top











Side view. Here the cockpit is hinged horizontal, it also nudges down about 15 degrees as you'll see in the next shot.





Side view of cockpit, here you can see the hinge effect. It's really difficult for a nonce like me to make a good looking cockpit, but I think I've done a fairly decent job this time. Actually, it's more of a "nose" than a cockpit, the pilots sit behind it as you'll see next.







Close up of the cockpit. My goodness me, they really are jammed in there.









Engine close up. Modified version of the Large Octagonal Thruster








Here's a bit of a close up showing some more details of the Naucelles. Oh I love these. Massively over designed to get the SNOT top & bottom (they're more or less solid) but, I really like them. I fixed engine mountings infront, glad I did now, they really help the overall shape of the front section.









Here's a front close up, you can see the effect those mountings bring, kinda makes it look a bit insectile from this angle.










Payload bay full. Most of the top middle hinges up for easy access.









And here's the three quarters view without the starfield background and before my greebling efforts. I really gotta get a better background to show off my MoCs.









Well, I'm quite pleased with my wee ship, could always do with a bit more greebling here and there, maybe add a weapon or two. Possibly we might see another updated version soon, better get talking to chief McGuinty.




Comments

 I like it 
  May 28, 2011
awesome! i love it how you used the orange parts in contrast to the overall grey!
 I like it 
  October 30, 2010
Great work! Very smooth looking. 5/5.
 I made it 
  September 18, 2010
Added quite a bit of greebling today. Posted some new pics, more to come.
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  September 15, 2010
I really like this. The lines are reminescent of BSG while being unique. The colors are extremely well mixed and the construction techniques used a great. Great job!
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  September 13, 2010
Beautiful! Thanks so much; I have been pacing endlessly on how to build some very specific engines for an MOC, searching tirelessly for inspirtaion, and viola, here it is with this MOC of yours. Your engines were exactly the inspiration to help me with my building block (perfect pun for this hobby), now I am off to build.
 I like it 
  September 13, 2010
Nice work, very sleek looking. :)
Nyan Oleg
Harrison H.
  September 12, 2010
LOL! My last name is Hogue!
 I like it 
  September 12, 2010
very nice
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  September 12, 2010
wow! I like all of the vents and details! check out my mocs!
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  September 12, 2010
Wow, looks like all your hard planning paid off, great ship!
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  September 12, 2010
Wow. That looks very sturdy.
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  September 12, 2010
Looks great! Very sleek design, has some Defiant vibe in there, but better. Nice work!
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  September 12, 2010
Nice, very elegant.
 I like it 
  September 12, 2010
I love its smoothness! Impressive ship!
 I made it 
  September 12, 2010
Quoting Vlad van Hoek As you said, it could do with some greebling, else some more orange would work as well I think.
Yeah, I'm gonna study some good greebling, the top definately needs "something" but not overdo it & that's not a bad thought regarding orange, oddly enough it seems to contrast very well with bley.
 I like it 
  September 12, 2010
That's a really sleek brick you've built! As you said, it could do with some greebling, else some more orange would work as well I think. The subtlety at which the nacelles and the nose are hinged take the dullness right off! It's a beauty!
 I like it 
  September 12, 2010
I just loooove that sleek shape and curves. Mmm curves.
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  September 12, 2010
Lovely !!! simple shape but so efficient !!! I love the way you used the modified tiles, it gives a real difference for the outside metal effect !!! 45/5
 
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