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Tristarian Arms - Vespid Class Starfighter - Wasp Interceptor
Heavy starfighter of the Tristarian Arms Corporation.
About this creation
Hello,

This is my first MOC and entry, or rather re-entry, into the world of Lego. I'm 'thirty-something' and hadn't touched the stuff since I was 14 until two Christmases ago when I bought a couple of small Star Wars sets on a lark. I got hooked and started exploring the world of Lego on-line. It's now an addictive hobby (damn you all) and I have big plans for future projects.

As to the MOC at hand, I won't geek-out and get into technical detail, that'll come with my own web page made to look like a defence contractor web site. THERE I'll geek out!

Enjoy my first foray into the world of Lego.

Here's a Youtube slideshow to music of this MOC.

The 'bumblebee' pattern came to me as a design theme for a series of spacecraft and company logo.






The hanger came many months after the initial build. I have plans for a reshoot with the ground crew vehicles.






The pointed nose was a day of trial and error. I started there and worked back.






The 'feelers' up front are intended to be force field projectors. The 'stinger' in the back is another projector. Part of the overall 'vespid' theme of the series of fighters I plan.






I wanted some writing or symbols on it without it being in English. Thankfully the Naboo fighter set had the Star Wars scribble on it so I used those on the nose and sides.






I wasn't entirely sure what universe I wanted this theme to take place in, but couldn't resist an Astro-mech droid in the back seat, so Star Wars it is. Although, I rather prefer to think of Tristarian Arms as a trans-dimensional arms merchant. Um, so much for not geeking out.






Guns: Um, big ones and little ones. Big ones mid-ship and pulse cannons in the rear. I wanted to get a WWII fighter look with the stacking of the gun nozzles like that.






The fence piece in the intake gave it, well, an intake sort of look. I wanted some detail in there and that sufficed.






I don't have a shot of it, but the pilot has a pretty complicated HUD that I'll have to shoot later.






Rearward force-field projector (stinger), engines and maneuvering flaps. I need a shot of it suspended with the gear up and flaps open, it looks pretty bad-ass. Speaking of landing gear, it's pretty Classic-space looking, but I got frustrated with a more complicated design that wouldn't hold the weight up and just gave in to basic struts.






The rounds under the flaps are counter-measures like chaff that pop off and take out incoming missiles or tail-gaters.






Ignore the pink cylinder in the otherwise gray hanger. In a moment of retardation, I didn't think to turn it around so that the gray on the other side faced the camera. I call it 'Artist Fixation.'






Yes, the only working part on the entire thing is the canopy.






One last shot for the road.







So that's it! Next project is 75% complete and will show that I've graduated from the old-school techniques I used on this one to the world of SNOT. It's been a fun ride, and it's just beginning.



Comments

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  January 20, 2009
You seem to be quite a talented builder.
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  December 9, 2008
Wow, this is a great ship. I really like the hanger you built to go along with it!
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  November 1, 2008
cool! Make more MOCs!
Brad Edmondson
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Evan Melick
  September 2, 2008
The smoothness and colors match perfectly. Great shape. Nice job!
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  August 29, 2008
This starfighter has a very interesting design and I like the weapons and the colors! I'm glad that you decided to give your first comment on my shark.
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  July 23, 2008
I'm digging the background just as much as the ship. Great Job and welcome.
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  July 22, 2008
Oh yeah, totally awesome first. Everybody loves smooth and streamlined ships. =)
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  July 22, 2008
The addictive power of Danish ABS bricks claims yet another victim... Very solid first MOC, we may have a star in the making!
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  July 22, 2008
First, welcome to MOCpage ! It's an AWESOME ship, the shape, colors and details are perfect ! Your background is beautiful too. I'll look forward for your next MOCs. Keep on the amazing work !!!
 
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