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"Big Beautiful Doll" republic gunship of the 78th
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Most of the modifications are copied from or inspired by ,mikepsiaki,(brickshelf) and his beautiful custom built rgs.
About this creation
So I've been making custom nose decals for some time now, and I have always liked the republic gunship. So after getting 7676 I looked at it and found it seemed to be missing something(or many somethings) so I began a major renovation of 7676.

The things I have changed are as follows: (again I emphasize that most changes are copied or dirctly inspired by mikepsiaki)
Completely redid the wings.
New missile tubes.
Missile rack also connects directly to the missile tubes.
Cargo doors open straight back, and retract like the gunships from the republic commando videogame.
Added all the turrets.
Back ramp improved.
Speeder rack removed and tile plates replaced with normal one to allow for more troops.
The section behind the pilots has been beefed up.
The obvious changes in color and the custom decal made to resemble "Big Beautiful Doll" flown by Col. John Landers 78th fighter group during WWII (hence the reason why this gunship belongs to the 78th)


You can see the turret and decal

here is the new door.

for those who haven't played republic commando, which is a very good game by the way, the front section of the door would slide back...

and after that the rest of the door would open like normal.

The added cargo net, and the plain, but more functional troop bay.

The flick fire missiles are now stationary, and lead straight into the barrel.

I didn't steal the exhaust section of the barrel. That was made by stuffing tires into the half cylinder piece.

I decided to leave the red panel on the wings, it doesn't bother me that it is there, and it isn't worth reprinting a black one. I am also very pleased with the wing turret

The ramp is a very simple fix for a much better looking gunship.

And finally the classic 3/4 view.

I will continue to improve this, replace the command center module etc. but for now I am highly satisfied.

All the same let me hear your thoughts.



Comments

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  June 28, 2014
That is literally one of the best creations i've seen on MOC pages! I love it!
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  March 5, 2011
great mods.
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  May 13, 2010
Wow that is purely amazing. The side guns and the folding doors are sweet. =)
Tbone tbl
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Bradlee Hall
  January 12, 2010
Very nice and original, I have done similar work in a different color scheme I would appreciate comments regarding its techniques. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/178619
Tbone tbl
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Bradlee Hall
  January 12, 2010
Very nice and original, I have done similar work in a different color scheme I would appreciate comments regarding its techniques. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/178619
Tbone tbl
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Bradlee Hall
  January 12, 2010
Very nice and original, I have done similar work in a different color scheme I would appreciate comments regarding its techniques. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/178619
 I made it 
  January 11, 2010
Quoting Scott Behne Landers would be proud :)
Thanks, I'm glad you think so. :-)
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  January 8, 2010
Landers would be proud :)
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  November 15, 2009
Nice color scheme, finally something for a change! Great job!
  November 7, 2009
I love the custom decal you used! That is just awesome. Do you have an exploded view of the wing turrets you could show us? I tried to make ones that were like them but they didn't work. Thanks, LesPaulPlayer
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  September 13, 2009
Nice!
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  September 13, 2009
Thats a P-51 Mustang Squadron! looks cool on a gunship!
  August 5, 2009
this is great 5 stars i just started so i'm that good
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  August 3, 2009
TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!
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  May 27, 2009
This is GREAT! I love the checkered color pattern and that exhaust mod is brilliant! Come check out my new minis when you can:)
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  May 23, 2009
cool! but the color could be changed a bit in places and can you sometime check out my arc gunship moc its not posted yet but I need to finish the wings, engins, cockpits, troop hangerand finnaly the front turrets and some small detail ( I just started today) but I need spray paint for the wings any way Cool!!!45
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  May 18, 2009
I like it! Can you tell me exactly how you changed it? Because I got one and I am not satisfied! I did take out the speeder rack (first thing I did) and I took out the "healing chamber" and made a door. Why? because in episode 2 and 3 it shows a door and in the old Clone Wars it does to!
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  May 16, 2009
DETAIL=10 SIZE=10 COLOR=10 CAPACITY=10 EXTRA=10 total=50,we have a winner i think!!!
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  May 9, 2009
Oooh some very nice mods there. And I love the colour scheme. I'm glad to say that I've played Republic Commando, and it was a great game, even though I don't normally go for that kind of game. Hey, I somehow even have two copies of it here! ;)
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  April 8, 2009
this is brilliant how did you get the doors to open straight
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  April 5, 2009
Cool
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  March 5, 2009
very nice! i like it and i might use some of the ideas (dont worry i will give you credit ;)) i just dont like the name....sorta weird...check out my creations when you have the time!!
  February 6, 2009
Wicked!!!
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  January 26, 2009
Amazing stuff! I wish I had a Republic gunship with that sort of checkered design!
Tbone tbl
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Liutenent Goodlefeed
  January 24, 2009
Awesome job, I like the colors on this one, it looks like a specialized division. I have a gunship too but it was made from scratch, you can check it out at my homepage.
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  January 21, 2009
This is great, I also like the bubble turrets on the side - and really the attention to detail on the whole Laat/i, especially the partition of the door sliding back!
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  January 11, 2009
oh, and for your next decals, you should really do a Gundark! like in that clone wars episode!
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  January 7, 2009
nice work on it! i love the bubble turrets!! and the new doors!!
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  January 6, 2009
Sweet job. I love what you did with the ball turrets on the sides.
 
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