The fearless crew of the Thunderhammer dropship persue those delinquent dinos' wherever they may hide!
With it's twin thrusterbox mach-x90 engines and rear Supra-vortex VTOL Turbines, the Thunderhammer can remain motionless in the air whilst it strategically deploys its cargo. in this case, it's a pallet containing a one man reconnoisance rover equipped with bio-scanners and short range tranquilizer gun.
I took the design cue for the engines from the Exo Force sonic phantom and beefed them up a bit and kept the nose section pretty much the same as for the Typhoon chopper but with addition of a comms station situated directly behind the pilot.
Two pairs of heavy artillery guns mounted on either side of the fusilage make short work of any arial adversaries and the rear of the craft is protected by a computer guided minigun.
The ThunderHammer makes equipment pallet dropping easy as unlike the Typhoon Chopper, it is not affected by air turbulence or bad weather thanks to the awsome power generated by its four turbo fans.
An indespensible addition the the DINO 2010 Vehicle arsenal in their continuing battle against those prehistoric pests!
Well, I guess I'll HAVE to review this again, 'cause my first comment just OOZES -NOOB-. Anyhow, this ship is incredible, if Dino 2010 was still out, this would definitely encourage me to want to buy the sets. The minute details are top-notch (no surprise) and I hope you'll be making lots of new stuff in the future! :)
Could use some smoothing, but you did a nice job of keeping in the theme. Nice use of the R4 head as a sensor package, and the drop-package, but it really needs some tailfins and the buggy needs better streamlining to prevent turbulence, because it kinda sticks out.
Congrats on the MOTD, BTW.
Not bad! Although I'm not at all a fan of those huge Exo-Force turbines, they seem to be used pretty well here. Although, wait, are those guns I see on either side of the main fuselage? Doesn't that make it a Dino Attack set, not Dino 2010?
Can someone tell me why the non-European version of Dino 2010, called Dino Attack, featured weapons instead of cages and grappling hooks? Anyways, you have another awesome MOC here! Definitely five smilies for this.
Great to see a new one from you, Bob! Just from my personal perspective, this one could've all too easily been a boring moc with it's square build and some bulky parts. But you've added the right amount of detail, and color variations in the right places to make it a killer creation! (Love the clear control panel in the cockpit, by the way - nice little touch.) Good job, man!
What LEGO's Dino series of sets should have been like. I agree with Clay, this is the best use of the big turbine pieces I've seen. They're excellent as long as you have a lot of supporting detail around them so they're not just sitting out there on their own.