The Dasyatid is the main, all-purpose fighter-sub for the Stingrays. It plays a multitude of roles, including reconnaissance, escorting larger vessels, and raiding Hydronaut bases. One advantage of building in this theme is that it allows for a relatively wide range of color choices (i.e. dark gray, red, brown, trans-neon green, and black), although they have to be balanced carefully. Iíve noticed the official Stingrays sets arenít very sleek or swooshable (with the possible exception of the Stingray Stormer), so I tried to give the Dasyatid a more streamlined shape. By the way, I'd like to thank Professor Eggplant for using Photoshop to make the main picture brighter. He said the next thing he needs to do is fix the grainyness, but I think it looks fine.
Here is the picture that I was using as the main photo before Eggplant gave me the enhanced version.
The pilot. I didnít make a spot in or on the ship for his grabber claw, but he can store his flippers behind the seat in the cockpit. This picture was taken with the flash on, by the way.
This time without the pilot, wall, and canopy for a better view. You can see where to pilot stores his flippers in this shot.
Engine pod close-up.
The Dasyatid has storage space for the harvested crystals.
One of the first sets I remember owning was in this theme. I still have the cockpit bubbles and chrome spears. This is a great model in itself and a good reflection of that theme. My only suggestion is to put some SNOT on the forward section to make it a little more interesting. Nice job.
Somehow missed this MOC when it came out, good job. The brown and trans-green don't work good, but I realize that the lack of pieces in the color(s) you had in mind don't exist. The reason I haven't responded to your last review on Young's MOC is b/c (believe it or not :D) I've been working on a MOC the last few days. I'm almos done, going to post sometime tomorrow. Let me say again, very nice MOC.