A month of blood, sweat, tears, color-haggling, sketch-drawing, Skype-calling, post-officing, and nail-biting finally paid off this last September as Ian Spacek and I slid each of our three sections of the SHIP onto the central peg and (attempted to) click them into place. That was the most stress I have ever endured.
Viola! Here is the M.I.P Pistrix, a 105 stud long corporate cruiser built for SHIPtember. The piece was a collaboration between myself, Paul Vermeesch, and Ian Spacek. The name of the SHIP is derived from the Latin word for "shark" because of the resemblance to a hammerhead (my section). Featuring a distinctive light bley, dark tan, and dark red color scheme, the SHIP is an experiment in tricky angles, asymmetry, and plenty of greebles. Overall, I don't think we did to shabby for builders who rarely venture into sci-fi. In fact, we were so happy with how it came together, that you might see it at Brickworld 2014!
About this creation
You are currently viewing the forward section of the M.I.P. Pistrix.
To see the details of the middle section, view Ian Spacek's section here.
After a visit to a local museum, I was inspired to model the Front bridge of the Pistrix after Roman spoons.
An early sketch.
A sketch of the final frontal look.
Final profile look.
The Final Build
If there's one good thing about James Cameron's Avatar, it's the corporate, "office building" look of its space ships that inspired the small sky riser that supports the bridge.
While I don't usually venture into the realm of sic-fi, this was an enjoyable experience. It is rare to see such a large build composed of chunks from three different builders ending up so coherent, and I take my hat off to my collaborators. You can really see the differences of styles in our greebles.
This SHIP was built for a challenge/contest over on Flickr headed up by Simon Liu. The challenge was to build a hundred-stud long spaceship in only a month. You can check out all of the spaceships here.
A great bit of work. It's most impressive that you all built in such a homogenous style and that the joins between the different builders don't show. It must have taken a lot of organising and planning. My favourite feature of the SHIP is how its head has similar angles to the main hull but sits at 90 degrees. Super greebling too.
Highly impressive Max! The forward section has a great feel to it. Such an unusually interesting design worth expanding upon with further ships in the fleet. The color choices are spot on along with the right amount of asymmetry. I definitely hope you guys bring this to BW2014. Stellar!