Spies were able to catch up with this ship in a crater on third moon of Plaun. Looks like these renegade clones have modified a stolen Republic Gunship!
Our suspicions were true! Four clone brothers were hand selected by Jango Fett to be grown into a Special Opps team. Most of their training came from Jango himself. Much like their brother Boba, these clones were raised with different values than those governed by the Rebulic.
After their father's untimely death, the four set out to continue the family business. They became very resourceful, err uh, they got really good at stealing and manipulating other peoples resources. They eventually captured a Republic Gunship and a host of various Federation Droids. After a little elbow grease and a spit-shine, they had a pretty tight group. Only, none of the brothers wanted to drive the hoverlift or man the side auto-gun (it gets cold in the ribcage). So they broke into the embryo lab on Kamino and stole two additional clones. Their parenting skills were a little lacking though. As their brothers grey, the four realized they might be a couple tacos short of a combo plate. So, to intentionally distance themselves emotionally, the bothers designed special armor for them, and began referring to them only as "drones".
Now the complete Ranc family, 4 clone brothers, 2 drones, 2 albino roller droids, a Cryo bot and U1 set out to collect handsome ransoms for all their black market bounties. Don't cross these guys, it'll hurt!
Front Money shot with the Missile packs open.
Rear missile packs open.
The up-armored albino roller droids stow nicely beneath the cockpit!
Doors open! Hey look at the Carbonizer.
Darn drone fell asleep standing up again!
Here's the other drone manning(ha!) the rear cannon, ammo supplies and upper auto-gun. Hey nice ion blaster additions to the ribcage doors!
Hoverlift, carboforms(=$) and hoverlift bay.
Drone in the ribcage manning the side auto-gun.
Shot of the cockpits and their navicomputers. That makes flying one these a lot easier, and possible!
Its a family affair!
Cute little Cryo bot and U1
First, you sleep, then we go to the ATM together.
Yes, this is based on the 7676 set, but every single piece is different. And, many areas were reengineered to suit the needs of THIS MOC. For example, the nose section. Due to the lack of red pieces out there, the 7163 and 7676 designs were mashed up to produce quality looking cannons. Looks aren't enough though. The cannons still needed to be posable.
The chamber beneath the cockpit had some additional hollowing to get the roller droids to fit.
The body cavity above the ribcage was hollowed to have a true area for the rear gunner, astrometic droid birth (yes there is a droid up there too!), additional targeting computers and a retractable arm for the top mount auto-gun. This whole area is a pass through from front to back.
The rear gunner cockpit has been beefed up with seat targeting computer, roll cage and cockpit shield.
The rear cargo bay and ramp has been rebuilt for the hoverlift system. This means that the floor of the ribcage, though similar, had to be built different.
The wings and gunner pods have been beefed up or built differently all together. Gunner pods have heavy canons that rotate and are fully articulating. Oh, and there is actually a fig in each of them! Wings have under mount missile batteries, both for front and back firing.
Not a single piece from this MOC came from either the 7163 or 7676 set. They ere either previously in inventory, or purchased from all of my fine new friends around the world of Bricklink.
Oh, and this was not meant to be your kiddies' clone set. These are baddies. They are dark and evil. There are no alliances and no allegiances and friends for this family.
Well all round brillient. Great colour, the red front really works with the black back. The other great thing is the door gunner. Also it's good to see you are developing your own back story for your creations. I will look over your other stuff.
hmmmmm. where do i start. ok first off, the color scheme is atrocious(that means bad) and the missile belt on top is kinda lame. but i like how there are so many droids and crap hiddden everywhere. the under wing missile belt is cool and definetly original. i dont really like the whole "dark clone" thing and the armor is dorky. but all in all its alright
I'm not even going to waste time wondering how you put all that stuff in there, but this is an incredible model which gives the Republic Gunship some much-needed improvements. I especially like how you replaced the sissy ball turrets with beefed-up cannons. The color scheme of course is beyond belief. Awesome job.
The whole thing is basically the 7676 set. I like it but the only thing I dislike is the 3rd to last pictures, overall the gray doesn't look good, and the eyes need a wee bit adjustment. The biggest problem is your making me jealous! Check out my ARC republic gunship!