I was sifting through my tiles the other day and thought I would give my Gate Fighter the customization it needed. It had been sitting on my shelf for a while, looking like some factory stock without a paint job. Overall, the update was more aesthetic than functional, but Iím pleased with it. This will be the final version of this starfighter unless I decide to rebuild it from scratch since I dismantled it shortly after taking pictures.
To begin with, I decided that chair needed some padding:
From there, I decided to work on some other tiling along the chassis, covering up a few studded places I felt needed to be smooth:
Some of you may recognize the decal from the technic front-loader. I think it works rather well with the starfighter, giving it an official look as well as providing a cool black-and-yellow color scheme.
Moving on, I decided to tile my supports as well as add a few pieces to my engines to make them look sleeker.
A couple of other pics:
Iím very pleased with the way itís turned out and I hope to build more starfighters in the future. Currently though, my interest has been piqued in motorized lego. Officially, my current WIP is a motorized tank, but I have no idea when Iíll get the right pieces for that and I donít want to rush it and come out with a half-done job. Off the record though, Iím planning to build some sort of motorized mech with wheels.
For those of you who will appreciate the story behind this MOC:
The MK 8265 was built by Minokresh Industries as a civilian starfighter, designed to guard heavily armed merchant convoys and the like. While strictly non-military, various small planetary governments have been known to purchase these. This craft possesses average speed capabilities but far exceeds many other starfighters with its maneuverability.
Armaments: Positron Cannons, attached to the four maneuvering thrusters.
Engine: Dual Core Minokresh Plasma Reactor
Top Speed: Full Impulse (no warp capabilities)
I hope to create some sort of universe-storyline type thing for all of my futuristic mocs. Stay tuned for more!
Quoting Scott Allen
Very unique fighter. Im not crazy about those wheels on the back, it would have been better without them. Maybe next time. Other than that, really cool parts usage and design. ~cheers
Do you have any alternative suggestions for building main thrusters? The wheels aren't the fighter's strong point but I felt it needed some sort of main propulsion unit instead of just the maneuvering thrusters.