This is my entry for The First Official Moccer Cup (TFOMC 2012). I'm in the beginner category, and I've built a one-man (er...pilot) fighter. I don't really know how much I'm supposed to say since this is a contest creation, but I like giving a little background to my creations, so I guess I'll post like normal.
Before any of my loyal fans ask, (all three of you), I didn't really go with the yellow and black color scheme for any particular reason. I know I did my Gate Fighter that way, but this was a purely random coincidence. Nonetheless, I like the color scheme...it could become my signature thing. So, anyway, let's start out with an isometric pic:
This idea originally started out as some sort of mech using those arms you see in the connection between the engine and the cockpit. Unfortunately, I have no experience with mechs except for a couple of exo-force battle suits, so it was turning out less-than-amazing. I decided to start work on the cockpit and designed something similar to this one, but it was held vertical for the mech. As progress developed, I eventually just decided to throw in the towel and stick with something I knew how to do: starfighters. I knew I wanted to keep the cockpit, and the first thing I did was get a better pilot minifig:
Previously I had been using a racecar driver and he wasn't cutting it. Once I had my pilot, I was now left with a metal box with no way to move. So I went to work on the engine. I had been wanting to do an asymmetrical starfighter for a while now and thought I would experiment with it. As we all know, asymmetrical starfighters need really big engines, so I turned to my wheel collection and pulled out the biggest I had. These yellow wheels actually came from a technic frontloader and they happened to be in yellow, further securing my yellow and black colors.
From there I decided to use some of the pieces from my mech earlier and built a connection between the engine and the cockpit:
A few edits here and there, and presto! We have one unique, asymmetrical starfighter! A couple more pics:
That pretty much concludes the Aether. I'm also supposed to link back to the contest , so please check it out.