A mainstay of the Nippon refugee forces the Hikari is a vertical takeoff and landing gunship with multiple forms of weaponry including anti-tank rail guns and small arms. They were used in the retaking of Japan from Insectoid colonizers after the Blacktron betrayal of humanity.
Just clearing up a few old MOCs and realised this was never posted separately to the diorama. (Which at this point is still missing it's pictures anyway!)
Built: April 2011.
I got to agree with Michael Rutherford here on the wing nacelles. The wings should be a bit bigger and it also wouldn't hurt to have more of a nose on the fighter as well as a second tail fin. Were those things done, then this fighter would have a very nice RayStorm/Ray
Crisis or Raiden sort of feel.
Go HiKari Gunship! This is a brilliant moc! I just love it. The fact that you used red and white as main colour makes it look like it's Japanese. I like the name too! And the overall shape is beautiful. Awesome creation!
This one just deserves a comment, because it looks absolutely fabulous! The shape, the colours, the details, this has it all! I really miss all this cool stuff you do, and wish I could come back, but it looks like I'm banned...
Total anime. Very aggressive, bug-ish, lobster-ish, flying porcupine-ish. It evokes a cruel mood very quickly. I like the flashy red and white combo as well. But the engine nacelles are sort of overpowering. I think some wings protruding out beyond the engines would really provide this craft with a more balanced look. None of that changed the fact that this thing already rocks though. Attack!