My second SNOTship. This is a VTOL racer - a space going version of a Reno Unlimited Class Air Racer.
About this creation
"Hebog Dai" - "David's Falcon" seen about to turn around one of the pylon satellites in Low Earth Orbit, which marked out the racecourse. Not the sleekest of designs (but there's no air in space!), this championship-winning craft was known as "Y Blwch Mawr" - "The Big Box" to its pilots.
A view of the twin laser cannons, mounted under a hatch in the nose of the ship. As the "Hebog" was too small to have energy shields, these were used to blast rocks, space debris and occaisionally other competitors out of the way.
Hebog Dai never lost a race in its 17 year track record. Although other racers did sometimes get ahead, they all met with mysterious accidents, either in space or during re-entry. Perhaps these hidden missiles had something to do with it?
A view of the underside of the Hebog Dai coming in to land. It clearly shows the VTOL engines and thin, lightweight, racing, spindly undercarriage legs. Sadly the photographer was killed seconds after taking this shot when the Hebog landed on top of him and its landing gear collapsed.
An aerial view of the Hebog on the landing pad on a moon near the mining planet of Aberllefenni. Racing from this planet was often a trying time for the ground crews. They would have to spend all night awake guarding the ship from giant Frontbottle children, who would steal the landing gear hatches to use as Frontbottlian ultra-chess boards.
A photo taken by holidaymakers after the Hebog had to perform an emergency landing during the 50,000km Classic race on Dolgellau II. The greebles on the front of the Hebog often worked loose, necessitating unscheduled pit stops. The pilots found this feature particularly annoying, as they knew that the greebles did nothing useful at all and had only been put there to look good on space-racing websites, such as the notorious MOCpages.
Quoting Josh De Firenze
Cool:) are you welsh by any chance?
Glad you like the MOC. Yes, I live in north Wales (Gogledd Gymru). I like the way that I can name my MOCs with exotic, sci-fi sounding names which actually mean something. All of the planets are places near to where I live.
Really cool design! i like the way you used the Lego plates upside down to create a 'studless' finish. The detailing on the front is really good! and the rear thrusters are very nice!
Another person on my favorite builders list!