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Steampunk Airship "Iron Cloud" Mk5
Introducing the Iron Cloud Mk5! This time the build-off challenge was to use Lego "planets" as airbags for a Steampunk themed airship. This MOC started with the individual engine details, then a frame for the airbags and finally a boat hull, wagon wheels and weapons. I started to use Technic beams for the frame around the planets but discovered bricks worked just as good and looked better. The Iron Cloud follows the Classic Steampunk look while the competition was more Fantasy Steampunk. Comments are welcome and thanks for looking at my latest MOC!
About this creation

Top right side view. Iron, brass and several types of wood were used to make the Iron Cloud a state-of-the-art airship.


Top left side view. 3 airbags made from a bullet and blade resistant canvas invented by Professor Norton P. Kevlar. In addition, steel chains provide stability.


Side view. This view provides the best detail of the iron works frame with a "ram-spear" offensive option. Also shows off the tri-cycle wagon wheel landing gear.


Front view. The 3 engine design proved to be best for speed, maneuverability and weight.


Aft view. This view shows off the specially designed propeller blades made of Titanium and Brass metals for light weight and corrosion resistance.


Front and Pilot section detail. Pilot has similar levers as Engineer and 1 gauge for steam levels. Weapons include 2 .50 cal Vickers machine guns (2 ammunition drums each) and 2 Thompson light machine guns.


Aft and Engineer section detail. Tail rudder provides additional turning capabilities. Port side (left) includes 1 wood chest with tools & equipment, and starboard side (right) includes 1 wood chest with pistols & cutlass'.


Engineer section detail. Levers and gauges for controlling engine speed & RPM, steam mass & temperature and boiler levels.


Side view detail. 2 barrels weights on each side provide balance. Weights can be "cut-off" for increased lift for a rapid escape (axes provided).


"Bat Sonar" detail. Thats right, Engineers were able to utilize a bat's sonar to track enemy airships!





Comments

 I made it 
  June 21, 2014
Thank you very much for the compliment! Your Gundam builds are amazing too!
Quoting matt one Really amazing!
  June 16, 2014
Really amazing!
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  June 4, 2014
Great airship. Lots of details and I really like the balloon design. All the rounded pieces give it a realistic look.
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  January 23, 2014
This is fantastic! Compared to yours my airship feels insignificant xD
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  August 28, 2013
these planets are better as wheels, as they 'bestspin' lol, ok, seriously, quite extreme in detail per inch, oufff, it s intricate to say the least, the scaphander had me laughing, it must be hot in there, lol, quite original piece, all the working functions are amazing!
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  August 18, 2013
So many details, really impressive. Beautiful airship.
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  August 6, 2013
This really is a superb example of classic steampunk with excellent attention to detail. The use of the three planets as balloons distinguishes the model, but it's the balance of traditional and industrial features that makes it for me.
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  July 25, 2013
Awe yeah! Those big planets makes this! Amazing creation!
 I made it 
  June 2, 2013
Thank you all for the compliments. The idea to use the "planets" was just a random thought, but worked out quite well. I think I will aquire more to make another Steampunk MOC.
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  June 2, 2013
Bespins have never looked so good. I love all the little details applied to your build. 5/5
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  June 2, 2013
Transport of pure delight. Love it.
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  May 29, 2013
Very nice! I love the usage of those huge, bulbous, Lego Star Wars planet parts. 5/5
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  May 29, 2013
WOW. this is really impressive! great job!
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  May 29, 2013
That metalwork around the baloon spheres looks so awesome.
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  May 29, 2013
Great idea to use these useless big parts as ballons. The whole ship looks very "steamish". I like the small details and the figures.
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  May 29, 2013
Crazily detailed definition-of-steampunk build! Needs bigger pics. :)
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  May 28, 2013
This is way too awesome. I love the insane amount of details you crammed into this thing! Great idea for the air balloons, too.
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  May 28, 2013
Very neat steampunk ship! Love those planets as balloons :)
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  May 28, 2013
This has earmarks of wonderfully insightful pre-planning and a great integration of science with your fiction. Great work! =)
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  May 28, 2013
Great colors and details! :)
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  May 28, 2013
So much steampunk win--I adore the usage of those planet pieces!
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  May 28, 2013
Brilliant build, the perfect embodiment of steampunk. Love all the details, especially that bat sonar.
 
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