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Yavakaro Goryo Medium Bomber
What happens when a person's sole inspiration for building a starship is a trans-pink element from a Belville set? You're about to find out...
About this creation
Nova Refuge has a new website! My brother and I worked on this for a long time, so be sure to check it out at:
http://www.novarefuge.com/

I haven't posted much on my MOCpage lately, so I think it's time to do so again. Now for my latest creation, the

Yavakaro Goryo Medium Bomber
Weight Range: Medium
Speed: Medium
Flight Abilities: Air and space, medium-range, no Interstellar Drive
Armaments: 3 blazer machine guns, 1 large missile rack (can be equipped with a payload of air-to-air missiles or heavy rockets), 4-6 bombs
Capacity: 1 pilot



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   The word Goryo, meaning "honorable spirit," comes from Japanese myth. The Goryo were the vengeful spirits of dead nobles, especially those who had been martyred. They could control the weather and cause great cataclysms until they got their revenge or were appeased in some other way.



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   The bombs of the Yavakarese Goryo Bomber are more powerful than any storms the Goryo could cause! This bomber is the favorite of the Yavakarese military, though they do have heavier models in use as well. This smaller bomber has no Interstellar Drive and a limited amount of fuel, so it can't go too far from the mothership or aircraft carrier.



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   The ship certainly looks best from the rear, unfortunately. I started building this actually because I simply wanted to use that big pink arch piece for an engine on something. So the entire ship was built around that piece. I tried to make the front match up with the coolness I achieved with the rear, but I couldn't quite do it.



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   Greeblicious maintenance hatch! I've finally learned that greebling only works if all of the greebles are the same color. Yeah, there's some old grey and silvery-grey in there, but it all matches up fine I think. Besides, machinery is rarely all the same color. Duh.



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   The yellow seat and bombs reflect my early plan to have yellow as Yavakaro's main color (instead of purple). I changed this when I decided yellow should be the main color for the Sarran instead. As you can see here, the ship is armed with a big tube full of missiles, three blazer machine guns, and several bombs (six in this case, which you can see on the belly later).



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   Interior shot! Yeah, I made the top easily removable for just this purpose. Here you can see the computer behind the pilot's seat, the compressed gas fuel tank in the section behind the pilot, and of course the missile tube.



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   But what use does a bomber have with so many air-to-air missiles? Well, in case another kind of ammunition is needed, we can just switch these boys out...



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   ... and stick in the heavy rockets! These massive missiles are used for maximum punch - usually in space, and usually against capital ships or something near that size.



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   Shving! Isn't it great when a cockpit can open without you having to remove the whole canopy the cheap way? I almost always get stuck with the latter, but meh...



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   The cockpit's a bit cramped, I know. And sure, you can't actually see the controls when the canopy is closed, but eh, let's just pretend, shall we?



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   Personally I really like the way this bomber turned out. It's sleek enough to look cool and artistic, yet big and lumbering enough to pass as a bomber. In case you didn't notice, I used those Explorien cockpit pieces for the wings. It's about time I found a decent use for those huge, annoying things.



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   Here's the belly I was talking about. Not nearly as sleek as the top, but hey, it has bombs! There are six bombs: four with the yellow heads that drop straight down, and two more with missile fins. The things with the red rings are... hmm... fuel drop tanks, maybe? Yeah, I'm looking at you, Artyr. :P



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   The bomber's large engines burn a lot of Starlight Gas, after all, and hey, it's needed to get this heavy of a payload off the ground, especially with such relatively short wings. Luckily it also has a few hoverpads to give it that extra boost at first.



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   Fill 'er up! It's time for a test flight... By the way, the trans-red cone there is an alarm light, for that "Red Alert" feeling to get the pilot tense when her shields are down or worse.



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   Graceful, isn't it? Like a rather fat bird. Ignore the grotesque alien appendage reaching out to grab it. It's just some kind of asteroid slug or something.



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   Still looks best from the back. Some people told me to put more purple. Well, gee, I don't have *much* purple to put! Besides, I don't especially like purple so I'd rather keep the ships mostly white.



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   The protectors of Yavakaro fly off on another mission to keep peace in the galaxy! By blowing stuff up!

In reply to Anonymous Coward: Thank you for your mature and well-reasoned input. Congratulations on knowing big wordies that mean "u make poop LoLROFL!!1"... But you'll have to pardon me if I ignore your opinions since clearly you are a coward and "we all agree" means "Brass Munkey and I agree." Thanks for making me laugh though.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 22, 2011
Very nice and unusual design but it works!! Great job, here!! I'm waiting for a big bomber... Thrilling!!
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  November 21, 2011
another MOTD! for you! congrats!
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  November 21, 2011
awesome like all your creations :p
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  November 21, 2011
I love the front asymetrical design and the global shape! Happy MOTD! =)
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  November 21, 2011
COOL! CAN YOU CHECK OUT THIS GROUP I MADE??? http://mocpages.com/group.php/17926
Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins
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Espen Stalder
  September 22, 2010
A snazzy-licious MOTD! Very cool-looking. Nice job!
Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins
Wyatt Boucher
  September 22, 2010
cool, I like the way the bombs drop. I am a big Xaron fan but this is cool.
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  September 22, 2010
AMAZING!!! nice color scheme too!
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  September 22, 2010
OH MAH GAWD!!!!! GREAT MOC Saber! Can i just tell you that im your BIGGEST fan, and that i always go onto your website! Pls join my group -Brendan Dorsey
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  September 22, 2010
'Bout time something of your has gotten MOTD congrats, but who is the ANONOMOUS COWARD? (probably spelled that wrong.) >Eric
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  September 22, 2010
Congrats on MOTD! The bomber does kind of look like a fat bird, but that is probably what makes it look so great! Great color scheme, by the way. Myself, I try to steer clear of using white (except for foes. They don't seem to mind being so obvious), but each to his own. I think that limited amount purple acts as war paint, not like the whole thing needs to be the exact same color anyway! Then it would be a trifle boring I think. Great build! Once again, congrats on MOTD! This really deserved it!
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  September 22, 2010
This is great its kinda like those old system sets by the way can anyone please check out my homepage im new to mocpages
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  September 22, 2010
Finaly one of your creations got MOTD
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  September 22, 2010
This would appear to be the first comment on this being MOTD... Hmmm... Congrats on MOTD! I haven't seen this one of yours yet, and it's pretty cool!
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  May 29, 2009
I just love it's design it's so cool
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  March 27, 2009
If You Guys Wanna' see Some Real Descriptive Pics Go to the Nova Refuge Site! Just Trying to get more Die Hard fans like me!
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  January 31, 2009
I love it!
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  November 8, 2008
This is very sleek, and powerful. I like the wing designs. The bombs that drop below are really cool, and the missles that can switch with the HUGE capital ship missles are awesome. The overall shape reminds me of a bird of prey from the top. A bird of prey without a head, that is...
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  December 13, 2007
nice, but your right the rear looks better if you just turn it around, so the cockpit comes where the engine is, and the engine comes where the cockpit is, cuz i really like wings that are turned frontward at the end of it. see my stuff / Edvin
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  July 26, 2007
Amazing as always. So, you thinking of making any Yavakarese walker or perhaps something from Zygbar? anyway, lovin' it.
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  December 22, 2006
Another awesome one scorp, Yavakaro is my 2nd favorite nova refugee faction (Sarren (sp?)) being my first. I dont know why, but i like the non-main countries (planets) for some reason, any way, keep up the good building, and make a lot more non-grimm,xarkon,victory stuff. P.S I'd love to see Yavakaro ground vehicles and infintry!
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  October 21, 2006
I think it's fine, one of my favorite features of this craft is its offset cockpit. I've always thought those look cool. The engine looks fine to me.
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  October 12, 2006
No interstellar drive and limited fuel? Bah! This isn't a Tie fighter, man! Maybe if you gave those starnge greebles a purpose..... Anyway, fantastic creation. I absolutely love the colors, and the overall construction is excellent. This is great departure from boring ol' Xarkon.
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  October 12, 2006
i love Yavakaro lego
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  October 12, 2006
Hey! You've been holding out on us! Again! I'm SO telling... It looks really good, My favorite parts are the bombs. They look kinda screwed in there. I also like the A/A A/S switch-outs. The Engine was the best part of all. I thought that piece was worthless when I saw it on peeron. Did you buy it from one of those girly sets? :P
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  October 12, 2006
This is good, it does deserve a 5/5, But my only peeve is behind and around the cockpit. It looks to cluttered for Yavakoro. But great bomber!
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  October 12, 2006
very nice, though you should say your craft launches missiles instead of dropping bombs, seeing that bombs have no motors at all.
 
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