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
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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
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!
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.
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