Raptor: Call of the Shadows Fighter Jet Plane . The fighter plane from the Apogee classic 2D aerial shooter, Raptor: Call of the Shadows . Word up !
At last a model not based on one of my little brothers (though he did make a mini-scale version of it recently) .... Well, OK not exactly my idea either. We decided together to make a big version of the plane from that ooold game Raptor: Call of the Shadows (excellent game, I played that for years when I was a kid...ah, the good old days of Apogee games)
So another joint creation, posted under my name as I built about 99% of it lol...
We have no idea what plane it actually is in the game though - the plane during gameplay looks slightly different than the one seen in cutscenes, which looks slightly different to the one on the CD cover... and on a re-release version the cover shows an F-15 eagle. Oh, and it also looks a bit different to a real F-22 Raptor... so we decided that it was impossible to make an exact copy of "the" plane and just made one that looked as much like it as we could.
Oh, and I had fun on Gimp making the main picture :)
Things to note: air intakes, missiles, landing gear (I cheated there... used two Mega Bloks parts as they were much more suitable than anything I could have made out of Lego), cockpit shape, engines.
Things to not note: just behind the cockpit, where the bumps for the engines start, it would have looked much better with two of the bits I used for the back of the cockpit, I just didn't have any more so had to make do with what I did have.
Also I've included some screenshots of the game so you can compare and see where the inspiration was drawn from.
Hope you like it :)